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Katie van Schaijik

Deep and high knowledge comes through love

Jan. 11 at 3:44pm

Archbishop Caput concludes an address to campus ministers (hat tip Scott Johnston, on facebook) about the need of the hour with a very personalist exhortation.  The kind of truth the world needs, he said, is the kind that is communicated in and through love.

We Catholics – you, me, all of us — need to be and to make a fire on the earth that consumes human hearts with God’s love.  We can’t “teach” that.  It doesn’t come from books or programs.  We need to embody it, witness it, live it.

I’ve come back again and again in recent weeks to those last words of Thomas More to his daughter Meg: “You alone have long known the secrets of my heart.”  That kind of intimate knowledge comes only from love; a love that transforms the people who share it; a love that creates courage and hope; a love that shines down through the centuries into a room like this one today.

There's that "trinitarian struture" of personal life: the giver, the receiver and the "thing" given and received.  


 

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