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September 16, 2020
Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian
Dear Family of Mary!
At Mass today we hear these beautiful words from St. Paul:
A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians 12:31–13:13:
And I will show you a still more excellent way.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. The word of the Lord.
Really, St. Paul must have been in ecstasy when he wrote these words to the Corinthians. If only we could live them…
And equally amazing are the words of Our Lady about love, found in this message from 2018:
“Dear children, all that my Son, who is the light of love, has done and does, He has done out of love. Also, you, my children, when you live in love and love your neighbors, you are doing the will of my Son.
Apostles of my love, make yourselves little; open your pure hearts to my Son so that He can work through you. With the help of faith, be filled with love.
But, my children, do not forget that the Eucharist is the heart of faith. This is my Son who feeds you with His Body and strengthens you with His Blood. This is a miracle of love: my Son who always comes anew, alive, to bring life back to souls.
My children, by living in love you are doing the will of my Son and He lives in you.
My children, my motherly desire is for you to always love Him more, because He is calling you with His love. He is giving you love so that you may spread it to all those around you.
As a mother, through His love, I am with you to speak the words of love and hope to you – to speak to you the eternal words that are victorious over time and death – so as to call you to be my apostles of love. Thank you.” (May 02, 2018)
We thank you, Mother, for the words of love and hope that you speak to us. We want to respond to your words, and the words of St. Paul, so as to be your apostles of love, for Love never ends. Teach us to love.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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