Monday, May 17, 2010

Love Will Remain

Hope and faith will both come to an end when we die. But love will remain. Love is eternal. Love comes from God and returns to God. When we die, we will lose everything that life gave us except love. The love with which we lived our lives is the life of God within us. It is the divine, indestructible core of our being. This love not only will remain but will also bear fruit from generation to generation.
Daily Meditation, Henri Nouwen

Love looks not to itself, but to others.

Love nurtures self-respect, thus it respects others.

Love is never greedy; it never takes more than it gives..

Love never competes, it complements.

Love is neither angry, nor does it hold a grudge.

Love is a uniting force that brings separated brethren together.

Love is Christ within us, it is what He wants us to pass on to others.

In these days before Pentecost, as we wait for the Paraclete, may we pray for an outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit upon ourselves, our families, our Church and our nation. And above all, let us pray for an increase of the divine love within us that comes from God alone.

"Dear children! Tonight I wish to tell
you during the days of this novena to pray for the outpouring of
the Holy Spirit on your families and on your parish. Pray, and
you shall not regret it. God will give you gifts by which you
will glorify Him till the end of your life on this earth. Thank
you for having responded to my call." BVM,Medjurorje, June 2, 1984


Sr. Ann Marie said...

Beautiful reflection. I especially like the line, "Love never competes, it complements." Wouldn't be all be better off if that were society's standard!

Anne said...

I love Henri Nouwen, and I LOVE the ducklings! I had a pet duckling when I was little, his name was Oscar the Grouch. Thanks for bringing back the memory!

Colleen said...

Beautiful reflection. Thank you.

kam said...

Very nice, thanks. k

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