Posts tagged love

"Some consolation" (detail), Pierre van Hanselaere (Ghent, 1786–1862), 1825

The greatest gift is love

God is the source of love, we love because he loved us first. The love we try to show to those around us is God’s love. Let us ask him for the strength to show his love to all of those around us.

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

It was to address our fallen nature that Our Lord came, to free us from the reign of evil, sin and death and make possible our reconciliation with God, the Father. Fear of what the implications might be for our lives or relationships, and the changes it may well require, should not impede our embracing of the way of reconciliation with our Lord.

“The Trinity with Christ Crucified” (detail), unknown Austrian painter, c.1425; National Gallery, London

God is love: we also ought to love one another

The revealing of the one God in three Persons, the Holy Trinity, is a revelation of the heart of God for lost humanity to know His divine embrace.

Raising of Lazarus (Guercino 1619) (detail)

Love, life and resurrection

It is on the fourth day, once Lazarus is truly dead, that Jesus reveals — even more powerfully than last week — who he truly is. He reveals the loving communion with his Father in heaven through prayer, and he speaks the word, “Lazarus, come out!”

A Cardinal is sprinkled with ashes by Pope Francis during the Ash Wednesday mass at the Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome

Pope Francis’s Message for Lent 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he first has loved us” (1 […]

The Great Divorce: Advent 3.

In the middle of The Great Divorce Lewis meets the person sent to talk to him, writer and poet George MacDonald. This is a crucial part of the book. MacDonald accompanies Lewis and some of the conversations they see from this point are discussed between the two of them, with MacDonald offering much explanation. Just […]