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Minute Meditations

Love Is All That Matters

Jul 30, 2021
photo by Samson1976 of a mountain and lake scene. Minute Meditations.

God is love. That is all we know and all that matters in the end. For to say, “God is love,” means that we are loved, and therefore we can love. Loving is all we can do that matters now or ever, and that is possible only because God is love. To love is to be, for God is love. When we love, we are, for God is because God loves. I don’t know if I understand this, but it consoles me.

— from the book Song of the Sparrow: New Poems and Meditations by Murray Bodo, OFM


Song of the Sparrow by Murray Bodo

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Arlene B. Muller
Fri, 07/30/2021 - 09:12 AM
Arlene B. Muller
YES, God is love, & because God is love & because God loves us, we can love God in return & love others. With God's love poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, we can experience God loving others through us beyond our human abilities. But somehow this blog post seems incomplete & reminiscent of the Beatles' song "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE". These days there is a sense that being loving means tolerating all sorts of sinful behavior without question in a kind of "sloppy agape". There is no real love rooted in God that is not also rooted in truth, because God is also truth. Unconditional love does not mean unconditional approval. If we truly love as God loves we will not "sweep sin under the carpet" but seek to help others to become the best persons they can be.
dilawar joseph
Sat, 07/31/2021 - 02:44 AM
dilawar joseph
well done bro may god bless u
Carol A Stephens
Fri, 07/30/2021 - 10:55 AM
Carol A Stephens
Amen and hallelujah to you Arlene!
dilawar joseph
Sat, 07/31/2021 - 02:43 AM
dilawar joseph
may we be bllesed by god to practise the love of god through our daily life love we must tolrate when it seems to bre impossible to do so thanks

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