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Monday, May 10, 2010

The Act of Loving God

Jesus tells us: “Dwell in my love.”  Sometimes we are afraid of love because it makes demands on us.  Jesus himself adds: “If you love me, keep my commandments.”

Perhaps the greatest fear love brings is the fear of betraying someone we love.  Faced with loving God, the heroic part of us says: “Let me love you as you would have me love you.”  But the not so heroic part of us, aware of our weakness, is content to pray: “Let me love you as you know I am able to love you.”

Francis Cardinal George, OMI

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