Friday, April 13, 2007

Called to Love

We can't make people love us. No matter what we do or how hard we try, they must love us on their own. Our duty, what we are called to do, is not to make others love us. We are called to love. We must love them even when they do not love us. And this is the best way. It is the best because it is not forced. It's not something we try to do. We simply love and everything else falls where it will. This is also where true peace is found. Peace and joy cannot be found in selfishness and stubbornness. True peace and true joy is found in the authentic act of love. We receive love from Him who is Love and as our cup overflows, we turn to love others. This.. this is how we are called to love. This is how I wish to love.

+Lord, help me to love like this. Help me to love like you!


Blogger veronica said...

that is really beautiful. Thank you for the reminder of the simple and complex calling of LOVE.

4/13/2007 03:35:00 PM  
Blogger +Totus Tuus Maria said...

Thank you for this post! I really needed to hear it!

God Love You,


4/14/2007 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i liked the hard it is to love those we don't like!

God bless

4/15/2007 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!

4/15/2007 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger Daughter of St. John said...

Sometimes it's really hard to love those we DO like. Especially when they make us VERY angry.

4/15/2007 10:30:00 PM  

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