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, August 1, 2007

Love on with Christopher West

I had not heard his talks or read his books, but it looks like he is making Theology of the Body and Deus Caritas Est much more easier to understand. His videos were July 30th videos of the day on Catholic Tube. By following the links, I discovered his web site with his talks and books:
Theology of the Body Explained and The Love That Satisfies.

As one of the video says, Theology of the Body was a time bomb! Beside exploding into books and talks, there is even a Theology of the Body Institute (TOBI)! They are right, it is a "Shepherd Gift"!

"The Love That Satisfies" is a reflection on Eros and Agape apparently based on our current Shepherd's "Deus Caritas Est (God is Love)" !

Pray that we may make use of all these treasures and build a civilisation of love.

At the end of the short video, more related videos are provided thanks to the new youtube features.

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