Love gives value to everything – Silvio José Báez, o.c.d.

When love is what drives us from within, everything can begin anew with renewed strength and new dreams. When neither fears, selfish interests, nor excessive ambitions motivate our lives, we can always begin again.

St. Teresa of Avila said that “love alone is what gives value to all things” (Soliloquies, 5). The strength of the love of the Risen Lord will give us courage when our nets are empty; love will lift us up when we have denied Him.

With the power of the love of the Risen Jesus, we can always overcome life’s fruitlessness; we can free ourselves from the temptation to turn back; and, we can begin again as many times as necessary.

Bishop Silvio José Báez, o.c.d.

Auxiliary Bishop of Managua
Homily, Third Sunday of Easter (excerpt)
1 May 2022

Translation from the Spanish text is the blogger’s own work product and may not be reproduced without permission.

Featured image: Dawn over Galilee is an oil on canvas painting by Scottish artist Lindsay Grandison MacArthur (1865–1945). The son of a hotel keeper, MacArthur was born in Oban, Argyllshire; he was best known as a landscape artist and designer of bookplates. In 1964 the Scottish Modern Arts Association presented this artwork to the City Art Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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