Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I John 3:16 — "The way we came to know love was that he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers." When John writes of "love" it is not an abstract reality, but personal. He writes of love as an actual person: "The way we came to know love was that HE laid down his life for us." Love is personified in Jesus. In a mystical way, each act of love we show othe
rs makes Jesus present, gives new birth to the Lord, and is a new moment of the incarnation of God in our world. Each opportunity to love and be loved that we miss is a denial of the incarnation of Jesus, love itself. You never knew you had such power, did you? In any given day, we have only a finite number of opportunities to love and be loved: use them well.
August 14,2012
Msgr. William J. King

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