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, October 3, 2007

Prayer requests

Please pray for :
  1. A parent (mom) of a Vancouver shoenstatter from Srilanka. She is very ill and may very possibly pass on to the Father.
  2. A family, friends of mine, fasting and praying for a parent to come back home and for family to be reconciled.
  3. A boy Kushagr, very ill in ICU. Diagnozed with pneumonia
  4. An old lady dying of cancer in England. She is a mom of a pagan friend. They seem to believe in 'positive energy, etc...' but they need prayers. May be God can show himself to them in this hard times of theirs. They are nice people.
  5. An other mom of a friend. "Her brain is having a strange problem. Hallucinations and confusion. "

Thanks for the prayers.

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