Week Of March 11th

Father Aidan Peter has left us with this reflection:

LOVE IS PROVED IN DEEDS

 “We have known and believe the love that God has for us.  God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.”

(1John 4:16)

Love does not live on words, nor can it be explained by words—especially that love which serves God, which comes from God and which finds God and touches God.  We must reach the heart, and to reach the heart as we must, love is proved in deeds.  Perhaps it is only a smile, a little visit, or simply the fact of building a fire for someone, writing a letter for a blind person, bringing a few lumps of coal, finding a pair of shoes, reading for someone.  This is only a little bit, yes, a very tiny bit, but it will be our love of God in action.  Never think that a small action done to your neighbor is not worth much.  It is not how much we do that is pleasing to God, but how much love we put into the doing.  That is what the good God looks for——because God is love and God made us in the divine image to love and be loved.

Bl. Mother Teresa

 

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