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Monday, September 26, 2005
The Christian Faith in Two Words
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"Jesus and love"

Pope Benedict XVI recently announced this, but there should be no debate or arguing among Christians on this one. Jesus Christ, Our God and Savior, is truly the aspiration of our souls - He is the brightest perfection of all good (mercy, truth, love, hope, etc). And through love of Our Lord we reach a different level of love. A level that embraces people of all colors, nationalities, faiths, and the like. We reach a form of love that cries to Heaven, "Let your will not mine be done." And, most importantly through this love of Jesus Christ and the Cross we grow closer to God by not only loving Him but loving our fellow man as well; "Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me" (Matthew 25:40).

So, today let's try to put Jesus Christ first in our lives, who is with us constantly in the Blessed Sacrament and looking down to guide us. He is with us; let us be with Him in praise and love. Without love we are nothing but with God, the God of Love, we are everything.

Let us live our lives in Christ's memory and for His glory keeping His Words to mind, "This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you" (John 15:12). Above all, The Cross is the great summary of both words - the Love of Christ is infinite. Our love can never be infinite for one another, but we must aspire to reach it as close as possible.

Note: Scriptural References used are from the Douay Rheims

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1 comments:

del_button June 16, 2010 at 5:41 AM
Anonymous said...

Amen to this!!!! Jesus is LOVE and we must have Love for one another if peace is to exist.!!In Jesus Name Amen!!

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