Tuesday, 24 April 2012

What is the object of your Love?

There is not one person who does not love something, but the question is, what to love?

What is your desire? What is it that you think about the most? What is your passion? If you answer these questions, you will know what is the object of your love.

But is that which you desire, think about most, are most passionate about, does it give you a lasting happiness? Or is it more about fleeting pleasure and  lingering frustration?

The deepest human need is to be loved.
The deepest human need is to "know" that we are loved.
It is out of our knowledge and experience of being loved by another that we are enabled ourselves to better love others.

The ultimate object of human love and desire, has to be Love itself.

As we learn to desire Love, and to Love Love, we enter a lifetime process of becoming more aware of the Presence and Source of Love and Life that is within us, and in Whose Image we are made.

We become more aware of God, of Divine Life, in us and in every other human being.

St.Augustine tells us"But how can we choose unless we are first chosen? We cannot love unless someone has loved us first. Listen to the apostle John: We love him, because he first loved us. The source of human’s love for God can only be found in the fact that God loved us first. He has given us himself as the object of our love, and he has also given us its source. What this source is you may learn more clearly from the apostle Paul who tells us: The love of God has been poured into our hearts. This love is not something we generate ourselves; it comes to us through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Jesus Christ, through his death and Resurrection, has opened the way for every human being to know and participate with the Holy Spirit, which is Divine Love, that has been given to every one of us.

What is the object of your love?

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