Do We Love The World?
July 20, 2019
Should Christians love this world? A Catholic parish has, as part of its mission statement, “we love this world.” Does this bother anyone? Besides me, I mean. I Googled the whole phrase, and here are the top 5 results: Do Not Love the World What Does It Mean to “Love not the things of the world?” What does it mean that we are not to love the world? Love Not the World 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in the world.
To Love Is to Will
March 16, 2019
Tina Turner not withstanding, love is not an emotion, and that’s a good thing. In today’s Gospel (from the modern lectionary), Jesus tells his disciples to “love your enemies” and “pray for those who persecute you.” But how? I find it difficult even to be around certain people, much less love them. Surely, Jesus wasn’t serious when He told us to love our enemies, right? If Jesus meant what He said, then I must not know what love means.