“If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him” (1 Jn 2:15).

It is true that St. John affirms in his Gospel that “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son” (Jn 3:16) to save humanity. But this love is fundamentally different from the love that the Apostle speaks of in his letter. God’s love for the world is a saving love, calling man from sin to light, from confusion to truth. Read More

God’s love is courting us

Hos 2:16,17b-18,21-22

Thus speaks the Lord: I am going to seduce her and lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. There I shall give her back her vineyards, and make the Vale of Achor a gateway of hope. There she will respond as when she was young, as on the day when she came up from Egypt. When that day comes- declares Yahweh- you will call me, ‘My husband’, no more will you call me, ‘My Baal’. I shall betroth you to myself for ever, I shall betroth you in uprightness and justice, and faithful love and tenderness. Yes, I shall betroth you to myself in loyalty and in the knowledge of Yahweh. Read More