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

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone.

I have just come from Holy Mass. At the end of the Mass we sang the beautiful song "Let there be peace on Earth, and let it began with me..."
One of the way to be at peace is to be better organized, this is my resolution this year. I always saw it as easy matter but it is not that easy. Well, for me I really need to make myself into a serious habit of setting priorities and sticking to them in everyday activities. A question of improving my time-management skills. But I will need great strength of the spirit. So that means lots of prayers.

On the missionary side of the christian life this have an enormous advantage. It involves listening carefully to God and serving faithfully, and of course producing many fruits for the Kingdom.

Here is a popular story about time management.

Happy New Year everyone and may the Peace of the Lord be with all of us always.
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