Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Virtue of the Month

The virtue of the month for November is charity. Charity, in the theological sense, means more than "giving money to the poor". Charity means sacrificially loving--loving the other so much, that you willingly give yourself sacrificially for their good. True love/charity would change the world.

I think it is time to stop focusing uncharitably on differences and points of disagreement and start focusing on truly loving. Its time to get our hands dirty living out our Christian faith. We have become complacent thinking that all we need is to be in power politically and our responsibilities end there.

True Christian charity means actively loving others no matter what their personal situation or opinions might be. LOVING. Really loving others as Jesus would love them.

It is the virtue of the month. It is our faith. It is time we start living it.

Let us open up our hearts to others as Jesus opens his Sacred Heart to us.


TACParent said...

I must say, I never thought of "charity" as simple as "loving." Of course, one who gives freely would most likely be loving. This was a good message for your readers. Love one another no matter what the differences. Something to point out, you can love someone without condoning their choices.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks. In the bible, some translations use "charity" and some use "love". The words, in the theological sense, really mean the same thing. "Love" is not really (or merely) a feeling. Its an action.

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Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks, Marilena!

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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