Monday, February 4, 2013

What Love is

I can't believe that Rambo and I have already been married 5 years today!  We have had so many things happen in those five years that were both good and bad.  Lose of jobs, birth of our beautiful daughter MJ, growth of faith, and at times too many disappointments than either of us would like.  But through it all we are still together and going strong!  I love you more than ever!

Yesterday's readings at Mass were beautiful and that I thought fit perfectly with our anniversary being today. The first reading is like a loving conversation with our Father reminding us of how much we mean to him and that by believing in him and loving him that he will protect us.  The first part of the the first reading is just something that I find mind blowing.  "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you..."  I see it as proof of his love and proof that God has a mission for each and every one of us.  We just have to be willing and open to hear it.
The second reading is just as beautiful and according to our parish priest Father Robert it is a very popular reading for weddings.  I can see why because it really explains better than any person could ever imagine the true meaning of love not infatuation or like but true love.  It's the good and the bad in life the stresses of everyday life and the hardships that our current economy places on everyone.

I pray the God will make your relationships with other strong and strengthen those that are weak. I also ask the Lord be with you and protect you on your journey's today.  Have a blessed day!

First Reading 

Jer 1:4-5, 17-19

The word of the LORD came to me, saying:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I dedicated you,
a prophet to the nations I appointed you.

But do you gird your loins;
stand up and tell them
all that I command you.
Be not crushed on their account,
as though I would leave you crushed before them;
for it is I this day
who have made you a fortified city,
a pillar of iron, a wall of brass,
against the whole land:
against Judah’s kings and princes,
against its priests and people.
They will fight against you but not prevail over you,
for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.


Second Reading 

1 Cor 13:4-13

Brothers and sisters:
Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, it is not pompous,
it is not inflated, it is not rude, 
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.
If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing;
if tongues, they will cease;
if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.
For we know partially and we prophesy partially,
but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
When I was a child, I used to talk as a child,
think as a child, reason as a child;
when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
but then face to face.
At present I know partially;
then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.

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