Friday, October 24, 2014

Who Do You Love?

Dear Parishioners,

What would it mean if we could love our neighbor as ourselves? (Matthew 22:34-40) Perhaps this calls for us to have a healthier self-love, too. In fact, we probably will love others in similar ways to the ways we accept ourselves. The thief thinks everyone else is a thief. Similarly, the person who has come to see themselves as beloved in the heart of God is more likely to see that same potential in everyone else.

Our love is anchored in God, therefore we love the Lord our God with all our hearts, soul, mind and strength. And who is our neighbor? Our neighbor is anyone and everyone who lives outside our yard. Learn to love your neighbor in a global village where that neighborhood includes the entire world, past, present and yes, the world to come.

- Deacon Robert

“If you really love God, you will greatly desire
to see Him loved by all the world.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars