God loves us, each and every one of us. In the first reading, Peter came to understand God’s love when he witnessed the gift of the Holy Spirit given to Cornelius and his friends. This is important because they were Gentiles, not Jews. In the early church these gifts were only given to Jews but God shows no exclusivity, his love is open to all. As God's love is revealed to us, we are called to love one another. Jesus loves us so much that he dies on the cross so we can have eternal life with him. He asks us to be generous and to share his love with all mankind.