Said to show that love thinks of others before self; and is a decision, not a feeling.
o Fear is a lack of trust in God’s love. Fear of death, illness, etc. The difference is how we respond.
o Love is an act of free will, not something that you “fall” into like a physical attraction or worldly desire.
o Love is a sacrifice of sorts, and it is a sacrifice of all that the worldly culture deems valuable (power, etc).
o To offer love is to stand against the culture - not as a revolutionary, but as offering of something better.
o Love forsakes the prestige, approval, and benefits of the culture in in favor of self-sacrifice and giving.
o We have been taught to covet prestige as our very identity, and so we fear love instead of embracing it.
o I need not worry about being somebody, because with God I already am. I am loved. I am his child.
o Love is Christ's Presence in the Eucharist, which represents his sacrifice of self for the benefit of sinners.
o He shows compassion, love, and welcoming to all who seek Him. He is our example of loving others.
o As we are loved by God and Mary, we must also love others; remember that we will be loved as we love.
Glory be, Oh my Jesus.
I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would rather die loving You, than live without loving You. I love You, Lord and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally. My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath. Amen.
Father in Heaven, you made me Your child and called me to walk in the Light of Christ. Free me from darkness and keep me in the Light of Your Truth. The Light of Jesus has scattered the darkness of hatred and sin. Called to that Light, I ask for Your guidance. Form my life in Your Truth, my heart in Your Love. Give me the power of Your Grace and love that I may walk in the Light of Jesus and serve Him faithfully. Amen.