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Posts Tagged ‘love’

To Love Outside of the Box

We are called to be imitators of Christ; to be holy and “perfect” as our Heavenly Father is perfect.
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 23

Why is the love of God verified by the love of neighbours?

Loving our neighbours reveals God's love to them.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 4

Pope Francis: God’s love is free and unconditional, no matter what

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis said that God’s love isn’t something we earn or deserve by our good works, but that it is free and unconditional – no matter what.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 14

Loving Jesus from the heart-knowledge

Jesus' promises to us are as true as they were to the apostles.
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 21

Pope Francis: To love is a gift of God

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis warned against the hypocrisy that comes from believing that the ability to genuinely love others is based on our own efforts or goodness, rather than being only and always a gift from God.
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 15

Let yourself be a peace maker

Jesus came to the world as a little baby, a little light from Heaven piercing the darkness of the world.
Publish date: 2016 - 2 - 4

God loves every single one of us

Sometimes we forget that humanity is one. We know how badly we lose when the human race turns selfish and violent against itself.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 21

Pope Francis: The call to holiness is an invitation to live each moment with joy and love

(CNA/EWTN News) In his weekly general audience address on November 19, Pope Francis said that holiness can never be selfish, but is a gift that must be put into practice through daily witness and attentiveness to the needs of others. “Growing in holiness thus means becoming better persons, free of selfishness and self-absorption, and ever […]
Publish date: 2014 - 11 - 20

Love of God Entails Love of Neighbor

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Love of God Entails Love of NeighborEdmond Lo The first reading of this Sunday is part of the so-called Book of Covenant (Ex 20:22-23:19), which contains a collection of mainly casuistic laws. These are secular laws that emerged from practice; they serve to build up a realistic social order in […]
Publish date: 2014 - 10 - 26

Was Jesus sent only for the lost sheep of Israel?

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Whenever I read this passage in the gospel of Matthew, I always wonder if Jesus knew already the answer of the woman. Theologically He should, for He is true God and true Man. Therefore His refusal to attend the woman’s plea at the beginning is not a lack of sympathy […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 17

Tough Love

Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 14

Pope Francis: Christians are called to become refreshment and comfort for others, in imitation of Christ

(CNA/EWTN News) At his Angelus address on Sunday July 6, Pope Francis noted that Christ’s invitation, “come unto me, all you who are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest,” is given to each and every person, through all time. “When Jesus says this, he has before his eyes the people he encountered everyday […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 10

In the Face of Calumny

A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus, and when the demon was driven out the mute man spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He drives out demons by the prince of demons.” Jesus went around to all the […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 8

God is love

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time If one has to find a word that sums up the underlying message and the spirit of the Gospel, it would easily be agreed that the word is—Love, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). If we look deeply enough, it could be just as easy to find another word which […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 6

The Proof of Holiness

Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 26


Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 17

Trinity Sunday

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity In the first reading of the Trinity Sunday, the God revealed to Moses was “merciful and gracious…slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity” (Ex. 34:6); and Moses himself was depicted as a mediator for Israel, pleading for God to pardon the wickedness and sins of his […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 15

Parting discourse from Jesus

Sixth Sunday of Easter In today’s gospel, let us connect ourselves with the heart of Jesus. In this very touching last supper discourse, before His Passion and filled with parting emotions, He poured out His heart unto His disciples (us). His immense love for us is evident, but with mixed emotions, because He knows very […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 25

Love God’s Commandments

Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. “I have told you this so that my joy might be in […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 22

Call no man father

It is a difficulty that St. Paul against this command calls himself the teacher of the Gentiles (2 Tim 1:11); and that in monasteries in their common conversation, they call one another, Father. Jesus’ command is to be understood this way: it is one thing to be father or master by nature, another by obligation. […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 18

To risk or not to risk

Second Sunday of Lent Lenten season serves as an invitation to us to change. But changes are not always welcome in our comfortable lives. The greatest risk in our faith journey is to not take any risks, and to be too comfortable with the status quo. Yet, only under one condition should these risks be […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 16

Jesus’ Love for Sinners

耶穌做的事往往出人意表,誰會想到祂會召叫最被人輕視、公認為大罪人的稅吏為門徒? 在舊約中,天主對撒慕爾說:「天主的看法與人不同:人看外貌,上主卻看人心。」 (撒上 16:7) 耶穌不在乎肋未犯過什麼過失,祂看到的是這個人的潛力,祂看到的是悔改以後的那位肋未–那位將會成為福音作者之一的瑪竇。 耶穌愛罪人,祂不怕貶低身份,願意走到我們中間,為的是要拯救我們。祂對罪人的愛使祂一步一步走近十字架。當我們面對一些被輕視的人,當我們要為這些人作犧牲時,讓我們記起耶穌作的榜樣。 Jesus has done many things that surprised us. Who would have thought He would choose an immoral outcast to be His disciple? In the Old Testament, the Lord said to Samuel: “God does not see as a mortal, who sees the appearance. The Lord looks into the heart.” (1 […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 8

Pope Francis: Lent is a moment of renewal which allows us to look at the needs of others with “new eyes”

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis called Lent a moment of renewal which allows us to look at the needs of others with “new eyes,” and to grow in love. Referring to Lent as a “journey of spiritual renewal in the footsteps of Christ,” the Pope went on to say […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 6

Take Up Your Cross Daily

A desire of suffering death for Christ and a mortification of one’s body, and a manful resolution to undergo any danger for Christ, and an indifference towards the present life, this it is to take up one’s cross. Hence it is added, “And let him take up his cross daily.” Our salvation is not in […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 6