Presentation on theme: "Love is still a verb! part 2. All are Welcome Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, A place where saints and children tell."— Presentation transcript:
Love is still a verb! part 2
All are Welcome Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive. Built of hopes and dreams and visions, Rock of faith and vault of grace, Here the love of Christ shall end divisions: all are welcome, all are welcome in this place
Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true, Where all God’s children dare to seek To dream God’s reign a new. Here the cross shall stand as witness and as symbol of God’s grace: Here as one we claim the faith of Jesus: all are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place. All are Welcome
Love never fails
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples…” John 13:34
Do not waste time bothering whether you love your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him." -C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.“ C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
"Love is the gift of self. It means emptying oneself to reach out to others. In a certain sense, It means forgetting oneself for the good of others." Pope John Paul II
Table Talk Write down your answer to 2 of the questions below: 1. Top 10 ways you can “act” as if you love your neighbor. 2. Top 10 things that prevent you from seeing Christ in others. 3. How do your neighbors know that you are one of Christ’s disciples? 4. What does it mean to you to "empty yourself" for another? 5. Describe a time that you felt deeply loved by someone who was not a close friend or family member.
"Love does no wrong to a neighbor.“ Romans 13:10
Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you." Luke 6:37
“...Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” Luke 6:27
Table Talk Write down your answer to 2 of the questions below: 1. Top 10 ways "you" do wrong to your neighbors. 2. Top 10 things “you” judge others on. 3. Describe a time that you felt you were being judged by your neighbor. 4. Who are your enemies? 5. Describe a time when you wore a “bell” for someone or when someone wore a “bell” for you.
The Lord asks us to love as he does, even our enemies, to make ourselves the neighbor of those farthest away, and to love children and the poor as Christ himself." Catechism of the Catholic Church #1825