March 13, 2021, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries) | Comment: Meaning of Love

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Friends of the Rosary:

As we learn in the second Joyful mystery today and read in the New Testament yesterday (Mk 12:28-34), the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself.

Jesus Christ said: “To love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

At this point, when talking about love, we need to be careful, mostly because of the way the secular culture has perverted the term.

Truly love represents a participation in the love that God is. We have received as grace the ability to will the good of the other. It’s a self-giving attitude. It’s moving outside our egotism in the imitation of the infinite mercy of Jesus Christ.

The theological virtue of love is not an instinct, sexual impulse, feeling, or an engineered concept against the Christian family.

Love is about being charitable. It’s about understanding that we are God-created souls in an earthly journey that requires fraternal treatment of each other.

Ave Maria!

[Written by Mikel A |, New York]