Thursday, December 20, 2007

Because it never hurts to remember:

From Divine Intimacy, by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.


2. The love which will lead us to God does not consist in sentiment; it is an act of th will. To love is to "will the good"; to love God, is to "will good to God." The good which we can desire for God is that which Jesus Himself taught us to ask of our heavenly Father: "Hallowed be Thy name; Thy will be done." Since God is the infinite good upon which everything depends, the good that He desires and that by which He is pleased is none other than His own glory and the acomplishment of His holy will.

Years ago I used to listen (a lot) to the Tina Turner album which came out after the last Mel Gibson Mad Max movie; she sang

What's love got to do with it?
What's love, but a second hand emotion?

Does this not sum up the world's error, and why it is plunged into despair? The world does not know what love is; or shall I say, Who. I think it not a coincidence that the Church of the post Vatican II era, choosing to focus on love rather then obedience, was opposed by a world which redefined love in a way was opposed to Truth, and all but sank in the mire of what was once called "carnal."

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