Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Weekly Reflection from CMMB 10/26/14
Your Weekly Reflection
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“You shall love the Lord your
God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and
with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark
Do we see (as Jesus suggests and hopes) that the two great
commandments—to love God and neighbor—can be distinguished but not
separated? We dare not think that on Sunday we love God, and on Monday
we love the neighbor. Rather, we should see and realize that every act
of love of neighbor is also an act of love of God. So, too, from loving
God, we are pushed and directed to love our neighbor.
The letter of John expresses this clearly. “If anyone says, ‘I love
God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his
brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this
commandment we have from Him: whoever loves God must also love his
brother” (1 John 4:20–21).
St. Teresa of Avila, whose feast we celebrated recently, was a
no-nonsense, down-to-earth woman. She thus once wrote: “We cannot know
whether we love God, although there may be strong reasons for thinking
so. But there can be no doubt about whether we love our neighbor or
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J.
CMMB Board of Directors
God, fountain of love, pour Your love into our souls, that we may love
those whom You love with the love You give us, and think and speak with
the love You give us, and think and speak of others tenderly, meekly,
lovingly. And so loving our brothers and sisters for Your sake, may we
grow in Your love and, dwelling in Your love, may we dwell in You.