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

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Canadian Thanksgiving!

There are millions of things to be thankful for. Family, friends, peaceful country, health, education, but most importantly my Catholic Faith. We had a wonderful homily this evening with a new priest. I wish I could have a copy of it. He reminded us how precious we are to God. He taught about me, what a great idea I was to him, then he called me to existence. I am a wonder, his precious masterpiece. He would give anything for me. And he never cease to show it to me. So I have to be thankful for being created, for him sending to me people to guide me to him, in his truth and communion. For dying for me. For giving us his Holy Spirit and his Holy Church, and for giving us his Blessed Mother. For being always with us in the tabernacle and in our neighbor. For people who always remind me of his love for me. For my guardian angel, and the communion of saints.

Here is an other great youtube video for El Shaddai!

Thanks to all who have been good to me. Sorry to what may be between us. I pray and ask that you pray that my heart be ever transformed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth and of Life for the great glory of God. May we all celebrate God's goodness, and be ever thankful that we were made in his image to radiate his glory to one an other. Our hearts that's the greatest gift we can offer in thanksgiving!
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