Posts Tagged ‘love’

In His Gentleness, We Find Peace

One of Aesop’s Fables tells of a contest between the wind and the sun, who wanted to see which one was the stronger. A man was walking along a deserted road, and the sun said to the wind, “Whoever can make that man remove his coat will be the winner.” The wind agreed, and decided […]

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The Infinite Power Of God’s Love

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#409) declares: “The whole of man’s history has been the story of our combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day.” Mankind lives in a constant struggle with evils such as sin, sorrow, suffering, pain, […]

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Responding to God’s Love

Once upon a time, a saintly hermit and his young disciple were building a simple house for themselves alongside a river. However, at one point when the young man swung his ax, the head came loose from the handle, flew into the river, and sank out of sight. The disciple cried out in dismay—for not […]

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Learning To Love

At one time I was active in jail ministry. On one occasion, while I was serving in that capacity, I talked with an inmate, a man in his young twenties, who had served his time and was about to be released. It was mid January and the rest of the world had just finished celebrating […]

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Love And The Spirit

The readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21) lead me to reflect with you upon two gifts which are interior, two gifts that are deep within us. They are mysterious and can be known only in their outward expression. One is love. The other is the Holy […]

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Walking The Path Of Love

In the Gospel of John (13:34), Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment. Love one another.” That’s not really a new commandment? You can find that commandment as far back as the book of Leviticus 19:18 which says, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” That commandment was ancient and very prominent in Judaism. […]

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For Those Losing Faith in Humanity

It is often easy to wonder why God went through the trouble of making us and dying for us, and then you read about someone like Fang Mei Qiu’s grandmother: A 66 year old grandmother has carried her disabled granddaughter to school every day, according to news reports. The child Fang Mei Qiu can not stand […]

Saint Augustine: Late Have I Loved Thee

  Continuing on with our Lenten series in which Saint Augustine is our guide, go here  , here  ,here  and here to read the first four posts in the series, we come to the whole purpose of Lent.  We repent our sins and turn away from them, but these are not ends in themselves.  We do them to help reawaken in […]

Living In A Spirit of Love and Gratitude

A Japanese scientist named Dr. Masaru Emoto has written a remarkable book called The Hidden Messages in Water, which was published in English about ten years ago.  For some twenty years, Dr. Emoto has experimented with water—in particular, photographing freezing water under carefully controlled conditions during the twenty to thirty seconds crystals form before turning […]

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Dear Future Mom

Hattip to Pat Archbold at Creative Minority Report. A very well meaning person once told my wife and I that she understood what a cross we had to bear due to the autism of our son Larry.  I responded by stating the simple truth:   that Larry had never been anything but a blessing from God for […]