The Building of a Civilization of Love

The third area of commitment that comes with love is that of daily life with its multiple relationships. I am particularly referring to family, studies, work and free time. Dear young friends, cultivate your talents, not only to obtain a social position, but also to help others to “grow”. Develop your capacities, not only in order to become more “competitive” and “productive”, but to be “witnesses of charity”. In addition to your professional training, also make an effort to acquire religious knowledge that will help you to carry out your mission in a responsible way. In particular, I invite you to carefully study the social doctrine of the Church so that its principles may inspire and guide your action in the world. May the Holy Spirit make you creative in charity, persevering in your commitments, and brave in your initiatives, so that you will be able to offer your contribution to the building up of the “civilisation of love”. The horizon of love is truly boundless: it is the whole world!

- Pope Benedict XVI, WYD 2007 MESSAGE, Growing in love each day


3:12. Not as though I had already attained, or were already perfect: but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus.
3:13. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended. But one thing I do: Forgetting the things that are behind and stretching forth myself to those that are before,
3:14. I press towards the mark, to the prize of the supernal vocation of God in Christ Jesus.


-St. Paul to Philippians

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Marriage

I wonderful video to highlight the origins of a family where the civilization of love is supposed to be initiated for every individual.

Catholics and all mankind are expected to believe that marriage must be for ever. It is an eternal covenant at the origin of humanity. Genesis tells us that in the Beginning man was alone in the universe before the creation of the woman. Jean Paul II letf us with a clear detailed explanation of the mystery of marriage. His wonderfull collection of lectures called Theology of the Body explains everything about manhoood and womanhood. As the title implies, it gives us a clear explanation of why our own bodies and the engineering behind them are a message to us from God. Be sure to read it, you won't regreat it:
Why does the Church teaches that contraception, abortion, homosexuality, divorce, cloning, are wrong? It is all wonderfully explained. By reading it, one can not be not touched by the beauty and creativity of Love behind our own creation and our existance. We were created by love and to love. And anything less than that is intorerrable; it is a sin against Love, a sin agains the loving God who made us.


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