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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Love Is What Gets Us to Heaven

Can we remind each other of the great love passage, which is read at so many marriages?

If one is not living in these virtues, one must ask one’s self why.

These virtues have been given to all baptized Christians and nurtured in the sacraments of the Catholic Church.

“Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I Corinthians 13:4-7 RSV

This passage could be a weekly examination of conscience for one.

The opposites of the list of virtues are all sins: let me rewrite the passage.

“Unlove is impatient and harsh; unlove is jealous and boastful; unlove is arrogant and rude. Unlove insists on its own way; unlove is irritable and resentful; unlove takes joy in wrong and does not rejoice in right; Unlove walks away from suffering, doubts all things, despairs of all things, and gives up.”

One must love in order to join Christ and His saints in heaven. 

“Make love your aim…” I Cor. 14:1