04-07-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 7, 2018
After His resurrection, Jesus said to His disciples, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”  Mk_16:9-15

“Once upon a time . . .” 

Most people love ‘once upon a time’ stories!  Tell me about something exciting.  Tell me about something sad or beautiful, or miraculous.  Tell me a love story!

Well, there is one love story that cannot be out done.  It’s the story of someone who had such great love for his beloved that he was willing to do anything for them, even die.  And that’s exactly what Jesus had done because of God’s great love for us, beloved.  YES, WE are His beloved, His creation.  And rather than force us to love Him back, He showed us not only how we should love one another, but how much He loves us, by becoming like us in every way except sin.

And in our form, Jesus taught, Jesus offered, Jesus showed us by His own example what love really means.  Love means not forcing others to love us.  Not making ourselves appear glamorous so that others might admire us, (even though we admire ourselves more than anyone else ever can).  Love means just the opposite.  True love means giving up on trying to get others to love us, and loving them even when they may not even like us.  Love means offering others the freedom to choose to love us for what is inside rather than what is or isn’t on the outside.

You see, beloved, it is God who is inside every one of us!  And THAT’s whom we love, beyond all measure.  That’s who we adore in every living creature we see!

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About Joe Puglis

Hello and welcome to ColorMe4Life and Whispers to the Wind. My name is Joe Puglis and these websites encompass various aspects of my life. From the backgrounds of grocery store proprietor, to research chemist, to manager, carpet dyer and Catholic deacon you'll find a cornucopia of colors here, the Colors of Life. Most dear to my heart is my love of God, my awesome family, and you, beloved. Thank you for visiting. Please come back again. And feel free to visit the links in all pictures and hyper-linked words. These are always hand selected to go with the topic of discussion and kept as absolutely clean as possible. Also, I apologize for any links that have been removed by their owners. In time I try to replace them or update them. Hope you enjoy. May God bless YOU always, in Christ's love! Joe
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