"Children, let us love not in word or speech, but indeed and truth."
Even the first and second generation Christians that St. John is addressing must've felt the temptation to talk the talk without walking the walk. But the apostles saw Jesus put the two together again and again. Even as bishops and leaders they would not have been able to separate the beautiful first Mass of Holy Thursday from the call to service within Holy Thursday.
[This one kinda has to be listened to since it involves listening to clips from a Broadway musical.]
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Why did Jesus chose his appearing on Easter night to institute the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Because never were the apostles more aware of their own sin and of human frailty. And even outside the Sacrament, we are all called to be mindful of our being forgiven by God when we are challenged to forgive others.