February 6, 2007

Dare to LOVE

Quite touched when I read about Pope Benedict's audience to youth's where he talk much about LOVE. It's very relevant to us, even you are not Catholic.

"Everybody feels the longing to love and to be loved," the Pope says in his message. "Yet, how difficult it is to love, and how many mistakes and failures have to be reckoned with in love! There are those who even come to doubt that love is possible.

"But if emotional delusions or lack of affection can cause us to think that love is utopia, an impossible dream, should we then become resigned?"

"No!" the Holy Father replies. "Love is possible, and the purpose of my message is to help reawaken in each one of you -- you who are the future and hope of humanity -- trust in a love that is true, faithful and strong; a love that generates peace and joy; a love that binds people together and allows them to feel free in respect for one another."

Get what's TRUE LOVE by now? It's not always defined as love between man and woman, though it still applies in.

He also mentioned 3 stages of "discovering love."

  • Stage 1: Know that God is all source of love. In fact, God's own being is love, take Trinity as perfect example.
  • Stage 2: Love in all magnitude (means in everything you can), just like Christ's love revealed to us on the Cross.
  • Stage 3: Love longs to be shared. "Love" and "to be loved", both of them really like antagonistic muscles we've learnt in Biology. If we love others, we should share our love.
Last but not least, Holy Father (means Pope, it's a venerable title for Pope) stated to love others need indispensable grace from our Lord, where only Him can keeps us away from resigning to love.

To Catholics, we are also encourage to pray, to stay close contact with Christ. Plus, Eucharist is a "great school of Love." Adore Lord Jesus in that Eucharistic Bread.

OK, remember, DARE TO LOVE!

Signing off with lot's of love....

God bless and loves you all!

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