Always L♥ve

In a world of pain and suffering, we are called to be a light unto others and to love our neighbour.

Sometimes it's hard -- we all have struggles of our own, and we're so bombarded by the noise and negativity around us that we get sucked into it ourselves.

Sometimes all we hear, know, and see is hatred, judgement, and intolerance.

Always love.

Love never fails.

Posts tagged biblical

Jan 31 '12

Anonymous asked: The Catechism says that God created all men equal, but clearly this is not true because there’s Mary, who is “holy” (set apart) and “blessed among women”. How do you explain this?

fathershane:

We’re all equal in dignity, a dignity that comes from being “called to share, by knowledge and love, in God’s own life” (Catechism 356).

But we’re not all called to be identical. Each of us has a different path to walk in this life. For me, it’s as a priest; for you, it’s as an anon; for the Blessed Mother, it was as the only woman to receive the special mission of being God’s mother. So her mission was different, but her dignity of being called to share in God’s own life is the same as yours.

Of course, she’s enjoying it much more fully than either of us right now, since she’s in Heaven in surpassing holiness, so I guess we’re only right to fulfill Elizabeth’s prophecy and tell her “Most blessed are you among women” (Luke 1:42)!

God bless you!

- Father Shane

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Jan 17 '12

fathershane:

Did you know that when Tim Tebow wrote John 3:16 in his black eye shade that 92 million people googled “John 3:16″ to see what it was?

More here.

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