“Only selfless Love….” Family Thought for the Day 3 February Sunday 4C

I am loved, I love my family“Only Selfless Love, Jesus shows the way,” are some of the words of a special song that should be better known.  Thousands of love songs have been composed over the centuries and most of us have our own favourites. Doris suggested, “Let’s listen to and sing some of these songs and listen carefully to the words to see how meaningful they can be. The love poem composed by Paul writing to the Corinthians lists wonderful qualities of patience, kindness, humility and more.   How can these qualities be adopted by each of us to build truly loving families?”

Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.   From 1 Cor 13:4-13. 

Pope Francis.     We cannot encourage a path of fidelity and mutual self-giving without encouraging the growth, strengthening and deepening of conjugal and family love. The grace of the sacrament of marriage is intended before all else to perfect couples’ love.  AL 89  

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