April 18, 2018

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. — John 13:34

Bernard of Clairvaux was one of the most gifted spiritual writers of the 12th century. He was a monk and the head of the Catholic monastery at Clairvaux in France. His extraordinary personal magnetism attracted many who were seeking a deeper Christian life. This is what he wrote on why we love God and others:
 
"God is entitled to...

February 1, 2017

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

The apostle Paul’s definition of what true love is, and does, just boggles the mind. Well, mine anyway. When w...

January 11, 2017

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35

In 1929, Cole Porter, whose goal in life was to write 1000 hit songs, composed the music and lyrics for a Broadway show called, “Wake Up and Dream.” It only ran for 136 performances but one of the most popular songs to come out of that musical r...

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