This gesture is a sharing of our gifts with others like Jesus did out of love for his own. We hand the gifts to others – give them – that they in turn might enjoy a life fully human. John 13:1 reminds us that “He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end”, even giving up his life for them: “No one has greater love than this”(Jn 15:13).

It is not possible to imagine a greater generosity than this, a gift of love more total, a more complete victory of love over evil and death, nor to imagine a more radical transformation of what happened.


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