Malta Minute with the Catechism: Love

  • Program #: 178
  • Description: Love makes the world go round, songwriters tell us. But there is a greater love than mere romantic love. The theological virtue of love called charity means we love God above all things...for his own sake...just because he's God and infinitely lovable. We love our neighbor as ourselves because we love God and he desires us to love our neighbor. The Catholic Catechism tells us that Jesus makes charity the new commandment. By loving his own to the end, he renders the Father's love--which he receives--visible. While we were yet in our sins, as such, his enemies, Christ died out of love for us. He asks us to love as he does. Love even our enemies. Make even those far from us our neighbors. Love children and the poor as Christ himself. St. Augustine writes, "Love is itself the fulfillment of all our works...it is our goal. That is why we run toward it...Once we reach it (love), we shall find rest." This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.

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