Tuesday, November 13, 2012

From The Friars eLetter: Letters of hope and consolation # 16

We often talk about love as if it were only an abstract concept.  The problem with concepts is that they very rarely leave us with a picture to examine or an example to ponder.  So, what does love look like?


According to St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 13-4-7, this is what love looks like.  It is;

1. Patient and kind
2. Not jealous or boastful
3. Not arrogant or rude
4. It does not insist on its own way
5. It is not irritable or resentful
6. It does not rejoice at wrong
7. It rejoices in the right
8. It bears all things
9. Believes all things
10. Hopes all things
11. Endures all things

After some prayer and meditation on St. Paul’s examination of love how are you doing?  In what areas do you need to grow to allow love to become more concrete and less abstract in your life?

God bless you,


Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock, CFR
St. Felix Friary, Yonkers, NY

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