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133. Lifestyle by Christ (Mark 12:28-37)

“For our sakes he suffered all the agonies of body and mind, and did not shrink from any torment. He gave us a perfect example of patience and love.” – St. Francis of Paola Mark 12:28-37: One of the scribes who had listened to them debating and had observed how well Jesus had answered them, now came up and put a question to him, ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ Jesus replied,... Read More

Loving with Everything We’ve Got

Dear Father John, you've written about seeking first the kingdom of God. What does that really mean? It Means Loving with Everything We’ve Got! Seeking something involves knowing about it, wanting it, and going out to take possession of it. These three activities correspond to the three basic powers of the human soul: the mind, which knows and understands; the emotions, which feel attraction... Read More

How can I learn to love God more fully? – Part I of II

January 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Loving God

Dear Father John, I feel confused. I want to keep growing in my love for God. I want to learn to love him “with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength,” just as he commands us to do. But I don’t know what that means. Can you help me? I will try, but it will take more than one post to do so. First of all, allow yourself to feel true interior joy, and even relief, at the simple fact that your desire... Read More