Do I count dollars, hours, and suffering?

I’m trying to deepen my relationship with God by growing in my knowledge of Him. Love comes from knowing the other, and I want to love more. I’m slowly reading through a little book I have called My Way of Life. It takes the Summa Theologica by Aquinas and puts in terms for everyone (I still wouldn’t call it light reading though). The quote that got me yesterday was describing our capacity to love and the infinite measure of His love. In describing a great capacity to love it spoke of the generous love of great souls, the “recklessly gallant whose love does not count dollars, hours, sufferings, or even life itself.” Continue reading “Do I count dollars, hours, and suffering?”

I’m no match for Jesus

After communion Sunday I was contemplating my own unworthiness and my weaknesses. I try to ask Mary for her Immaculate Heart before I go up to receive Jesus and then enjoy the company of Jesus in Mary’s heart in me. I’m there with them, soaking up every second of it. I started wondering if that’s how St Joseph felt at times. So I brought St Joseph into my meditation, there I was with St. Joseph enjoying the company of the Holy Family. And all of this is in my heart, what love God has for us! And I realized that despite who I am and all of my faults, I really am no match for Jesus. Continue reading “I’m no match for Jesus”

Can I prioritize a day on charity (love)?

Can I prioritize my day based on charity? Lord I know this would greatly please you. Could I plan a day, or every single day, around acts of love? Could I re-arrange my to-do list, putting those things first that show the most love? Could the success of my day be based off whether I checked off the things that show love? Could demonstrating love become more critical to accomplish then other tasks that seem oh so important to me?  Can I drop things off my list that have the least to do with love, especially those things that show little love except to myself and my own ego? Is it even “my” day?  Continue reading “Can I prioritize a day on charity (love)?”