December 27 - Saint John the Evangelist
John considered that he was Jesus’ favorite friend. It seems he was the youngest of the disciples and he is the most profound and spiritual of gospel writers. It was John who, following the women, arrived at the tomb of Jesus, but he let Peter enter first. His message sounds simple, but it is the most crucial and important: love one another, because love comes from God. And love is a little more than feeling good: it means to desire and strive for the good of others, even if the others are your worst enemies. Simple, but very hard.
When is it hardest for you to extend true love toward others?