Br. Dominick Jean, OP, preaches on the Second Reading from 1st John for the 6th Sunday of Easter.
What and who do you love?
St. Augustine famously said that we become that which we love. The natural movement of love draws us out of ourselves and towards and into another. Do we love our own power or opinions? Do we love wealth and what wealth brings us? Or do we love God and what God loves?
If we love God we shall be united with God, but if we love earthly things we will be united with earthly things and die like them.
Only love rightly ordered to God and what God loves can save us. Only love.