April 3, 2020
Search

Tag: Love

A Mother’s Love

One Sunday, a priest began preaching on the topic of love. But then, with great suddenness, he stopped, raised his arm, pointed, and exclaimed: Now there is love! And with all eyes now focused upon a young mother holding and tenderly...

A Reflection on Unity and Disunity

I recently wrote an essay entitled “What Catholics Can Learn From Buddhists.” A reader responded by stating that Jesus is his “everything,” the “servants of Satan” aim to mislead us, “love and truth” lead to unity whereas  falsehood leads to...

To Love

More than any other, perhaps, the parable of the prodigal son reveals to us an aspect of the heart of the Father in the only way we, mere human beings, can understand it. For this reason, then, we ought to resist the habitual tendency that we all...

Love That Bears Fruit

“For 3 years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none.” These words of disappointment might express God’s feelings looking at us and at our inner disposition.  Three years ago, when we heard the very same readings from...

We Are Known By Our Fruit

The last line in our first reading for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time says, “Praise no one before he speaks, for it is then that people are tested.” (Sirach 27:7) And the last line in our Gospel says, “From the fullness of the heart the mouth...

Bearing the Divine Imprint of Love

By and large, it is commonly accepted that artists leave their peculiar imprint on each of their creations. When such uniqueness is not found we speak of counterfeits, imitations, fakes. With this in mind, let us go over again the reading from the...

Our Ability to Love

For the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we hear that beautiful letter from St. Paul (1 Cor 12:31-13:13) in which he speaks of spiritual gifts, the greatest of which is love. Scripture tells us that God is love and that God is the Creator of all...

Why I Can’t See Heaven

I consider myself the “Job of Travel.” I am convinced that God and the Devil wait to see how much my faith can be tested each time I travel through O’Hare airport. Seriously, is there a smartphone game out there for trying to see how many bags...