"Seek me out and you will survive…"
(Amos 5. 4)
Whatever we do in life has one goal:
we want to be happy.
The difficulty lies in finding the
The Doctor of the Law in the Gospel
'Lord, what must I do to inherit eternal
In other words, what must I do to be
And Jesus Christ quickly responded:
Love and you will be happy.
Simple …perhaps in saying it.
Because the problem, we all know,
is how can we manage to love always?
To love many times means saying no
ideas and likings
And no one likes saying no.
To love you, I have to die to myself,
no one likes to die.
How shall we go about it?
Ask the expert!
The expert in love is none other than
He knows how to love.
He is Love itself.
Therefore it is good to learn from
The Gospels define Jesus Christ as
He did not do what the Levite and the
they looked at the wounded man and
The law and devotions do not solve
He… approached us,
dressed our wounds
dirtied his hands and the animal,
put his hand in his pocket and took
The Master had blood on His hands at
He loved us seriously.
But how does He manage to do it
considering the fact that we are so
He just goes deeper.
When God looks at us, he does not stop
the outer layer,
at our manners, words, actions
which are often unnecessarily coarse.
He goes deep within and sees what there
in the heart.
And all too often our heart is bleeding.
Too many wounds and aches.
Thus He instinctively sympathizes with
Be like Him!
When you find yourself in front of
reaction of the other,
remind yourself of the aching heart
Then it will be easier for you to love,
even when their outward appearances
God has a great ability
to always find the positive in us.
He knows who we are,
and so, regardless of everything and
He tries to remain upbeat.
He is able to discover the countless
that each one of us has.
Let us see others the way God sees
We too can learn to see the beauty
Let us not allow our mean negativity
Yet, another thing about the way God
He is always the One who takes the
He is always the one to start.
He does not wait for us to make the
Once, John of the Cross, who was well
(read his poetry…
hopefully you won't be scandalized!)
wrote to his friend Mother Anna:
"where there is no love, put love
you will find love".
These are the three secrets of love…
" Go deep and see the pain in
" See the good in others
" Initiate the process yourself.
The same Saint used to repeat that,
'those who love never grow weary and
weary the others'.
The Samaritan was less tired than the
and the Levite.
Because he loved.
"Learn where knowledge is, where
and so learn where length of days is,
where the light of the eyes and where
But who has found out where knowledge
who has entered her treasure house?
But the One who knows all discovers
he has grasped her with his own intellect,
he has set the earth firm for evermore
filled it with four-footed beasts,
he sends the light -- and it goes,
it -- and trembling it obeys;
the stars shine joyfully at their posts;
when he calls them, they answer, 'Here
they shine to delight their Creator.
It is he who is our God,
no other can compare with him."
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