Reflections on the mystery of covenants, the means by which God relates to us.
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!
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, July 23, 2008
Creation Ordered by the Word of God
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God. Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. Joh 1:3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.
"Anyone who has discovered Christ must lead others to him. A great joy cannot be kept to oneself. It has to be passed on." Pope Benedict XVI (2005 WYD)
On this blog I post what I have discovered and what I try to live by. I am a schoenstatter, and I am glad to find an other way to be an instrument. To be used in universal family of God: the Church. To illustrate that it is meant for all people and that everyone can fell home there.
I want to share this culture of life, this beautiful tradition of Jesus Christ.
Please pray for me that I may live what I share on this blog. Pray for those who read it. Pray that we may keep our heads in our hearts and see with God's eyes; His loving Providence. That we may win over "despondency, illness,aridity, uncertain tempers, weakness of disposition, snares of the devil and of men; through suspicions, jealousies, evil imaginations and prejudices." That we may "soar like the eagle above all these clouds with eyes always fixed on the sun, and on its ways, which represent our obligations."Fr Jean-Pierre de Caussade