What has happened to love? Where do we see heroic acts of charity in the name of one's beloved? This past week we remembered the birth of John the Baptist.
Born of a mother Elizabeth who was deemed past time, rather God was preparing her body for the one who would surpass all others in her son, John the Baptist, friend of the bridegroom, Jesus Christ. He spoke out and as we learned it cost him his
head. What sort of love burned in his heart not to fear? Or Maximillian Kolbe who stepped forward to offer his life to protect a family man father with children? What sort of love burned in his heart? St. Maria Goretti forgave her offender
to purity. How did she see love that opens to eternity to love her enemy? Love is patient. Love is kind. It is not jealous. It does not put on airs. In the homes of some saints there was little by means of material, such as with
St. Joan of Arc, St. Bernadette, and saints Jacinta and Francisco. Although sparce settings-love permeated their homes. When have we contemplated a mature love to lay down one's life? Without 'buying' how have we experienced true love? The
Gospel today Matt 10:26-33 tells his followers not to fear anyone. He knows the smallest sparrow and the hairs on the head. Truth will grant us the path to acknowledge God before men.
How does love burn
in your heart? Where have you stepped forward to proclaim love over judgement, hate or ridicule?
Time is passing toward eternity. Love of God and neighbor burns in the hearts of the holy ones. Are
we hesitant toward the love of God who came as an infant? Please come Holy Spirit! Let us love for God is with us calling us into unending union by his grace.