My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you. This is what I command you: love one another (Jn 15:12, 17). Jesus calls us to love each other, which involves being kind, compassionate, fair and just, and forgiving and reconciling. If we do this, then everyone can see God’s mercy and God’s love in our actions. We get the grace and strength to do this through prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to help us. We also get help to live like Jesus when we receive Jesus in the Eucharist. This ties in with the preparation for the Sacrament of First Eucharist.
The Eight Beatitudes of Jesus
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.