This gospel clearly defines that man is the apple of the eye of God. At the end of creation, God said it was good. It was good because it was all created for man. God wanted man to be happy, giving him paradise and everything that man needed. And the greatest proof of God’s love has been His ability to forgive man all the time, and to offer His only begotten Son, as ransom for man. When we offend God who is divine, the sin is not an ordinary sin against man, but against God, therefore needing also a divine sacrifice in the person of Jesus Christ. He was truly expiated and redeemed us from the ultimate fires of hell with his death and resurrection. We should truly be happy today, knowing that we are the center of attention of God, our Father. We should have gratitude and share this same spirit of love for others. The Sabbath, who has the highest value has been offered for man, therefore we should also offer all for our fellowman. Love your neighbor as yourself. Gratitude to God is shown when we love our neighbor. This is how we can repay God, by loving all those He loves, especially our fellowman.
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