Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Love - caritas from CARITAS IN VERITATE

tip to Amy Welborn.

In the introduction of CARITAS IN VERITATE just released, Pope Benedict XVI writes:

Love — caritas — is an extraordinary force which leads people to opt for courageous and generous engagement in the field of justice and peace. It is a force that has its origin in God, Eternal Love and Absolute Truth. Each person finds his good by adherence to God's plan for him, in order to realize it fully: in this plan, he finds his truth, and through adherence to this truth he becomes free (cf. Jn 8:22).
Oh my, what goodness we have to look forward to as we plum the richness and spiritual depth of this latest ENCYCLICAL LETTER.

As there are ever-so-many-more folks unfamilar with Christian/Catholic understanding of some the most basic thoughts I just wanted to lift this one up: LOVE.

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