The Beatles told us, “All you need is love.” It’s true because Jesus also tells us this!
“If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him? Children let us love not in word or speech, but in deed and truth.” (1 John 3:17-18)
What is love? What does it mean to be loved? How should we give love? How are we to remain in God’s love? This year we will seek answers to these questions.
We are standing witness to our world’s descent into fear, anxiety, and darkness. As Christians we know that only love will heal our world. But this must be a heroic love. This love is focused on the other, rather than ourselves; this love stretches us beyond what is comfortable; this love can only be learned at the foot of the Cross of Christ.
Just as Christ gives of himself completely, we must also give ourselves completely. God has given every person many gifts and talents. At JPII we give completely by placing one’s gifts to the service of the community and others. Hold nothing back! JPII Saints learn to love in truth in every moment and practice love in every action. We will confidently confront the fears and anxieties of the world with the love of Christ! This is Christianity in action…and this is what makes us Saints!