BEHAVE AS LOVERS OF GOD.

BEHAVE AS LOVERS OF GOD. “You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart and your whole soul and your whole mind.” And St Augustine comments: “What is left of your heart for loving yourself? What is left of your soul, of your mind? He says ‘the whole.’ He who made you requires…

1ST Sunday of Advent (B): STAY AWAKE WITH AND FOR LOVE.

1ST Sunday of Advent (B) STAY AWAKE WITH AND FOR LOVE. OUTLINE Advent, a time of preparation and hope. “Staying awake with and for love,” a way of preparing ourselves. Advent, a time of joy and gratitude for God the Father’s goodness.   O shepherd of Israel, hearken, from your throne upon the cherubim, shine…

HOLINESS IN LITTLE THINGS DONE OUT OF LOVE FOR GOD.

HOLINESS IN LITTLE THINGS DONE OUT OF LOVE FOR GOD. As mentioned in a previous post, the lesson and the reminder of the month of November which commences with the Solemnity of All Saints is: God calls us to holiness. But God counts on our free collaboration, hence, the necessity of  wanting it for love…

30th Sunday O.T. (A). THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT OF ALL.

30th Sunday O.T. (A). THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT OF ALL: LOVE GOD WITH YOUR ALL. OUTLINE Love what God commands. The love which God asks from us: total and authentic.   “Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise.” Opening…

DO WE TELL JESUS THAT WE LOVE HIM?

DO WE TELL JESUS THAT WE LOVE HIM? As people who are in love want to be reassured that they are loved, and want to hear over and over again the same words, let us do the same to Jesus. “Don’t be afraid to call our Lord by his name — Jesus — and to…

Sept. 15: OUR LADY OF SORROWS. Love and suffering are inseparable.

Sept. 15: OUR LADY OF SORROWS. Love and suffering are inseparable. The more a person loves, the more he or she identifies with the pain of the beloved. A brother’s death is more upsetting than a pet’s. A son’s dying is more trying than a friend’s. To get a grasp of Mary’s grief at the…

SEPT. 14: THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS. Prayers.

SEPT. 14: THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS. Prayers. As we celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, let us “glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered.” May Christ be in our mind, in our lips,…

HEAVENLY MOTHER, HELP US!

HEAVENLY MOTHER, HELP US! Help us, your children,, to grow in love with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, so that in every action of ours, we may make them happy and glorify His Name. “Impart to your servants, we pray, O Lord, the gift of heavenly grace, that the…