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).

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Meditation for Lent from The Papist Blog: The Definition of Love.

Read the brief and edifying article here: The Definition of Love by Sam Spuhl.

Fr. John Hardon, S.J. states, “The love of concupiscence, or self-interested love, means that another is loved for one’s own sake as something useful or pleasant to the one who loves. The love of friendship means selfless love of another for that person’s own sake, for his or her good, to please him or her; it is the love of benevolence.” In essence, Fr. Hardon is saying that love, true love, means willing the best of another. Love is not a feeling, or an emotion. Love is an act of the will. To will the best for another!
Teachers, taxi drivers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, shop keepers—we have a duty to love and serve those who seek our help and/or guidance in a way that respects their fundamental human dignity.

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