So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Monday, February 23, 2015

Caritas Christi Urget Nos

Caritas Christi urget nos. The love of Christ urges us on (2 Cor 5:14).

The following excerpt is from an article entitled The Catholic Definition of Charity published at The Catholic Herald. Click HERE for the full article.
Our good works are the overflow of a life in communion with Christ.
Thus an authentic Catholic understanding of development should view caritas as nothing less than the love of Jesus Christ. This is our best motive for helping people. It is our faith and love in Jesus Christ that inspires us. It is our respect for our fellow man and woman and child that motivates us. Each person (is) made in the image and likeness of God. Thus we have to do all we can to give them the dignity that is already theirs – and in doing so we will regain our own dignity.

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