The depth of love isn’t measured by how easy it is to watch a sunset together, but rather by how long you can stay up with the other when you’d really rather be asleep.
Love is about listening to the same story for the ten thousandth time just because you know it’s important to them.
Love is about picking up their dirty socks or cleaning out the last three days’ dishes, when you’d rather, well, not.
No, the love that Jesus demands of us isn’t always warm and fuzzy. The love that Jesus demands requires sacrifice. And that kind of love––Christ’s love––can change your family, your parish, and your world.
Friends, be confident in Christ’s mercy and love.
LEARNING FROM THE SAINTS
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” (St. Teresa of Calcutta)