For Jesus, everything boils down to loving God and our neighbor. Love isn’t simply a feeling, it’s an act of freedom; it’s a decision to seek the good of the person we love—always, no matter what the cost. Love isn’t an obligation but we need it to live.
As St. John of the Cross says: “in short, for this purpose of love we were created.”
Silvio José Báez, O.C.D.
Auxiliary Bishop of Managua
Homily, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (excerpt)
25 October 2020, St. Agatha Church, Miami