Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On Love

From the novel Grandmother and the Priests .

What does one do when someone doesn't want one to be there? When someone is not talking to you? Eat chocolate ( Mars Bars) and read of love.

When we receive Holy Communion, we not only receive our Divine Lord, and His love, but we love others more deeply for that indescribable Grace. We are not only joined to Him, but we are joined in love with those He loves also. I understood, for the very first time, what the Sacrifice of the Mass truly is. The spotless Victim is not only offered up for our sins, but He brings joy to us, and light, and the imminence of heaven.

On Sunday, one of the priests in our parish preached on love. On being Christ-like. On giving and giving with no thought of return.

That thought and this quote seem to fit.


Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

A priest friend of ours told me to do everything for God appreciates every little thing even when man doesn' made the situation lighter and I didn't care after awhile what man thought....of course, I need to practice that daily and therein lies my weakness!

Leonie said...

Your weakness? Mine too! I think your priest friend's thought melds well with the Mother Teresa quote above, too. Very wise.