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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

A mini-thought on love

I want to quote from Pope Benedict's book, Feast of Faith, on love, which is a quotation that would have fit into my long series on love.

" does not consume: it gives and, in giving, receives."


"Yes, there is such a thing as love, therefore there is hope."

Sacrificial love is the goal of all of our hearts, whether we realize this truth or not. To me, the  episode of Moses meeting God in the Burning Bush is a sign of that sacrificial love. God is All-Loving. He burns with this Love which is communicated in the Eucharist. Sacred ground is the Mass.


JonathanCatholic said...

"In the bush seen by Moses as burning yet unconsumed, we recognize the preservation of thy glorious Virginity. O Mother of God, intercede for us."

Supertradmum said...

JonathanCatholic, I have heard that in a Byzantine priest's sermon. A beautiful note. Send me the link.

JonathanCatholic said...

I actually found these words in this beautiful Magnificat, Gregorian Chant :) I recognized those lines as being Byzantine in origin, but it is a lovely thing for us Latins to keep in mind as well. I thought it fit well with the idea that love does not consume, but rather gives, and giving, receives. Christ and His Mother are the perfect example of that Divine Love, pouring out in "exitus" into the receptive human Heart, and returning in "reditus" to God.