I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Perfect Love

We wrapped up this season's Bible Study session on Acts of the Apostles on Monday night. As always, the caliber of conversation was high and engaging.

One question was along the lines of how Jesus may be acting as a light in the world through us, and one person spoke to the fact of realizing (through the visit of his brother's family, especially his godson) that he has the capacity to love someone (his godson, in this case) so much that he would willingly risk his life for that person. He said that until that point, he wasn't sure if he was capable of that kind of love.

And I thought to the Baptism of my own goddaughter I attended about a month ago - when I looked down into her eyes as I held her in my arms, I was overwhelmed with that same sense of love. (I can only imagine what her parents must feel!)

God calls each of us to this kind of love - selfless and perfect, willing to sacrifice for others, be they siblings, spouses, friends, or even strangers. To circle back to the topic of the question, then, what are we doing to allow Jesus to act as a light through us in ways that show this love to others in our world today?

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