July 3, 2014

Positivity: Pope Francis: love of God is both generous, active

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:01 am

From Vatican City:

Jun 27, 2014 / 07:18 am

Pope Francis focused his daily homily on the love between God and his people, stating that it grows when it is given, and that we must lower ourselves as a small child to receive it.

“There are two aspects to this love. First, love is more about giving and receiving. Second, love is more about actions than words” the Pope observed in his June 27 daily Mass in the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse.

Noting how June 27 marks the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Roman Pontiff described how this feast celebrates the love God has for us in his son, Jesus Christ.

Referring to how this love is expressed through our actions as well as what we give to others, the Pope explained that “When we say it’s more about giving than receiving, it’s because love communicates, it always communicates. And it’s received by the one who is loved.”

“And when we say that it’s more about actions than words, it’s because love always generates life and makes us grow.”

Pope Francis then pointed out that the type of relationship God wants with us is like that between a father and his child, stating that in order to understand his love we must become like small children so that he can caress us and tell us that he is by our side.

“This is the tenderness of our Lord and of His love; this is what He tells us and this gives us the strength to be tender” he observed, explaining that “if we feel we’re strong, we’ll never experience those caresses from the Lord, those caresses from Him that are so wonderful.” …

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