Said to increase my ability and inclination to love God and neighbor more than self.
o Perfect love of God is Mary's highest end, and only for his service and his pleasure was she created.
o To love God, think about how much he loves us and what he would want us to do in different situations.
o Tell others how God has blessed your life. Tell them how much he wants to bless them, too.
o Love gives. Love is not self-seeking. Love cannot keep anything for itself. Love is a decision.
o Love is a passion that turns us into willing fools, people who care less what the world thinks of us.
o We're being wooed, and the more we attend to His affections, the more our hearts long only for Jesus.
o Love is wanting the absolute best for someone... eternal happiness in heaven with Jesus Christ.
o Love requires sacrifice, the sacrifice of being there for someone when you would rather be elsewhere.
o Loving self-sacrifice includes times when the person we are sacrificing for cares less about our sacrifice.
o Loving God is valuing the things of heaven more than the things of earth. Love is not feelings - it is faith.
Glory be, O my Jesus.
God, my Father, may I love You in all things and above all things. May I reach the joy which You have prepared for me in Heaven. Nothing is good that is against Your Will, and all that is good comes from Your Hand. Place in my heart a desire to please You and fill my mind with thoughts of Your Love, so that I may grow in Your Wisdom and enjoy Your Peace. Help me remember always that I am exceedingly foolish, and more, that I am an old fool, and even more than this, that I am an old fool who—by some mysterious and utterly undeserved alignment of the whole universe—is very much in love. I have freely chosen this love, and it should be more important to me than anything else on earth, that everything else on earth pales in its comparison, and that I simply refuse to indulge my temptations because I have already chosen the better part. Amen.