Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Loving includes being loved

A typical mistake is to view love exclusively as doing something for the beloved, external deeds and self-giving. Yes, it is true that all these are an integral component of love and form a most significant component.

However, it is a mistake to think that love is only composed of action and activities. According to our Pope, love includes receiving love. It includes eros.

When you visit the Blessed Sacrament, said St. Josemaria, you are there to love and to feel loved. That's what union with someone -- love -- is all about. And you can visit God in the chapel itself, or in your place of work with your heart and mind.

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