Thought of the Day January 2, 2017

By 10:19 AM

"I have learned from Jesus Christ Himself what charity is, and how we ought to practice it; for He says: 'By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.' Never can I, therefore please myself in the hope that I may obtain the name of a servant of Christ if I possess not a true and unfeigned charity within me." (St. Basil) As we begin this new year of grace and make new resolutions, may I suggest the most transforming one of all: love. It is the greatest of all spiritual gifts, according to St. Paul. Love is the distinguishing mark of his disciple, according to Jesus. So important that our entrance exam into heaven will be based on this one question: how, when, where, why and to whom did you show love? God  is love and his adopted children are to reflect him in their lives by love. If we try to outdo others in anything, it should be in only this.

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