Today is Friday which means l will blog on “love” following my “Eat, Pray, Love” theme. So today is love.
Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this. To get on a bus and drive around demanding rights for those who can’t demand rights for themselves.” At least he would have such a thing had he known the nuns of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious who have launched a bus tour demanding the rights of the poor in the face of Paul Ryan’s damaging budget.
And Jesus would have no doubt condemned the Vatican for its rigid, pharisee-like, I-have-come-bring-you-the-letter-of-the-law-not-the-spirit attitude. It’s too bad that Jesus can’t go in and clear the Vatican like he went in and cleared the temple. But then maybe we don’t need Jesus when we have faithful women like the nuns who live out Jesus words in everything they do. They are the Gospel on a bus.
Love means doing. Not speaking or lecturing or writing scholarly articles or having great debates about justice over a glass of wine with one’s clergy friends. Love isn’t posting a blog about love, or preaching about love, or quoting the bible about love.
Love is what the nuns are doing. The amazing and awesome nuns are what each of us should be–love in action, true followers of Jesus, Church.