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Loving One’s Enemies

April 16, 2014

 

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As we proceed through Holy Week, what an appropriate time to address love for one’s enemies – one of the toughest things to do. Jesus gives clear instructions to love our enemies in Luke 6:27-36. It is within this passage that He explicitly tells us that no matter how others treat us, we are called to treat others in the same manner that we wish to be treated. Jesus, never one to mince words states, “love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children Continue reading

Remaining in Jesus’ Love

April 14, 2014

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We remain in Jesus’ love by keeping His commandments; the Ten Commandments as well as the Greatest Commandments addressed in the Charity a.k.a. Love post. It is not always easy to stay on the straight and narrow path when following Christ. In fact, it is very difficult. What we are called to do, and to be is counter-cultural in today’s secular society. Yet that straight and narrow path is the path of Charity. We have a choice to make as to which road we will travel down. Maybe now, the banner photo for this website is beginning to Continue reading

Manifesting the Father’s Love: Remain in My Love

April 11, 2014

Manidesting the Father's loveJesus used His time on earth to teach us about the Father, and the Father’s love for us. In John 14:7, Jesus tells us, “If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Think of it this way: As others can see Christ in us, we can see the Father in Christ.

All of Jesus’ actions while on earth manifested the Father’s love, “for God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish Continue reading

As You Loved Me

As You Loved Me

What does it mean to you to hear the command to love others as Jesus has loved you? In going through my prayer cards, I found the following prayer that answers that question and crystallizes what we discussed in the last post titled, Charity, a.k.a. Love. I hope you like it:

 

 

“As You Love Me”

Heart of Jesus, full of goodness, Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of   charity, inflame my heart with love for You and those around me.

Grant, O Lord, that every moment of this day, in all my dealings with   others, I Continue reading

Charity, a.k.a Love

Love one another

The virtue of Charity is also known by the name of Love, used interchangeably throughout theological and scriptural texts, because love expressed in a charitable manner is that of self-giving love; the giving of your time, talent and treasure to your neighbor. Charity is defined as loving God for God’s sake, along with the love of neighbor in the same manner and to the same extent that we love ourselves. This definition falls in line with the biblical passage, where Jesus addresses the Pharisees:

“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and Continue reading