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John 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
Occasionally, the person dying may want to leave a message for loved ones. Quite often, the person wants to apologize and ask for forgiveness. I always remind families to be attentive to “the last words” because they are usually important messages.
On Maundy Thursday, Jesus offers some of his last words to his disciples: I give you a new commandment: Love each other. You must love each other as I have loved you. Jesus’ words are for his disciples and for us. May we remember these sacred words and strive to live into them each and every day.
MOVING FORWARD: Commit an act of radical love today.