LOVE IS NOT MADE OF FINE WORDS; LOVE IS WHAT MAKES OUR BEAUTIFUL LIFE

Fernando Santos, the current national coach, never hid his faith. He has long assumed that he has discovered that "Christ is alive and that such a discovery can not be kept for me alone." He confessed to having found his happiness "in the way of faith, because there is a word that I did not understand before and I came to understand: love." It was the love of God revealed in Christ that helped him to realize what love is.

Let us often visit this text of St. Paul. Let's make it a living program. There are 13 verses from chapter 13 of the first Letter to the Corinthians. They are a beautiful compendium on love: on the provenance of love, on the strength of love and even on the eternity of love. For when it is over, we must note that love will never end (1 Cor 13: 8).

Not surprising, then, is that St. Paul enumerates 15 qualities of true love: seven of these qualities are formulated positively and the other eight negatively formulated. So we know that love is patient, kind, rejoices with truth, forgives everything, believes everything, hopes all things, bears all things. And we also learn that love is not envious, it is not vain, it is not superb, it is not inconvenient, it is not selfish, it is not irritable, it does not suspect evil, it does not rejoice at injustice (1 Cor 13: 4-7 ).

I dare to suggest that we cut these 15 qualities of love and place them at the entrance of our house, so that we would never forget them in each day of our lives. Love is not made up of beautiful words. Love is what makes our lives beautiful. Love is what makes me persist even in the hour that we feel like giving up. Faith is always saying to hope: "Do not give up." And hope does not stop to whisper to love: "Do not stop." This is how the Gospel makes its way in the ways of men. It is in love that the Gospel will make its way in our ways!

Frei Francisco Bezerra do Nascimento
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