remaining in love

ImageToday’s Gospel reading includes the simple words, “Remain in my love.” (John 5) Jesus is pointing to the love between him and the Father, a love that knows no bounds. A love that will never end. We are invited into that bond of love, and called to love others the same.

Too often, we are unable to live up to the divine standard of Trinitarian love. Yes, we enjoy the sweet emotions of “falling in love”. Who doesn’t? But, when disillusionment strikes love often loses its sweetness. Is it possible to remain in love when emotions fail us?

And, what does that glorious pint of Guinness have to do with all of this talk about love? Read my latest Prairie Messenger article to find out……!

2 thoughts on “remaining in love

  1. I embraced your words in your column, Isabella! Tony and I were a team couple for many years in Marriage Encounter. I recall the three stages of LOVE…a sweet and challenging talk to present.

    Yes, one needs a stout heart to make the DECISION TO LOVE in order to HEAL the disillusionment. The power and grace come from the Almighty, and again, it is the YES to all God has in store for us. The world believes it is the easier choice to just “pack it in”… But that is temporary to the ongoing pain that is the end result of the impulsive first choice. The experience of true JOY surpasses all,other choices…if it is allowed. Move over EGO.

    Thanks girl for your openness to challenge self and others…love…Chris

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    • “The world believes it is the easier choice to just “pack it in”… But that is temporary to the ongoing pain that is the end result of the impulsive first choice.” How true, Chris. If only more couples could understand this wisdom and find the courage to weather the dark times together, and give the true joy a chance to reveal itself. You and Tony are a wonderful example of stout-hearted, TRUE love! Love and hugs to you both. :-)

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