Daily homily thoughts, 4/11

As we near the Sacred Triduum, the Church continues to set the stage for what is to come. Today’s first reading tells us what prompted the entire passion of our Lord: his love for each of us. It is a love so great that he has it for us even when we betray and deny the Lord. We hear in our Gospel today about the two that did just that, Judas and Peter. But Jesus still does what he does. Thanks to God. May we also have the same kind of love. As St. Robert Bellarmine says, “The school of Christ is the school of love. In the last day, when the general examination takes place . . . Love will be the whole syllabus.”