Thursday, February 13, 2014
"I understood that if the Church had a body composed of different members, the most necessary and most noble of all could not be lacking to it, and so I understood that the Church had a Heart and that this Heart was burning with love. I understood it was love alone that made the Church's members act... I understood that love comprised all vocations, that love was everything, that it embraced all times and all places, in a word, that it was eternal! My vocation is love!"- St. Therese
Oh love, the most abused and misused word of all!
I love chocolate with nuts.. I love suspense movies... I love the ocean.. I love history.. I love silence and solitude... I love certain people... I love gardening, I love nature... I love pink and so on and so forth. Get the idea?
But this is not real love.
According to St. Paul this is True Love:
"Love is patient, love is kind, love does not envy, is not pretentious, is not puffed up, is not ambitious, is not self-seeking, is not provoked; thinks no evil, does not rejoice over wickedness but rejoices with the truth. It bears with all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. " (1Cor 13:4-7). This is a beautiful point of meditation for today.
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