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“The love of the humanity of Our Lord is the love of our neighbour. … Love of neighbour means voluntary poverty, stripping one’s self, …non-participation in those luxuries which have been manufactured by the exploitation of others. While our neighbours suffer, we must suffer with them.” – Dorothy Day

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Life Eternal

As mentioned previously, ‘Life Eternal’ (or equivalently Eternal Life) appears to take the place of the central motif of Jesus’ discourses in the Gospel of John, as opposed to ‘the Kingdom of God’ in the Synoptic Gospels. Jesus is also often spoken of as giving us new life in Paul’s Epistles.

To begin with, in terms of images and ideas:

  • What do you think of when you think of ‘heaven’?

  • What do you think of when you think of ‘eternal life’? (more…)

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“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughin

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“Any man who says he loves God but does not love men is a liar”.  – 1 John 4:20

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“The only measure of love is love without measure.” – John D. Caputo

Thought for the Week 14/11/2011

From Edmund Burke, Quaker Chaplain:

Recently one of our Taizé friends gave us a little book, a collection of pictures of Brother Roger in his later years, among the familiar Taizé scenes, and interspersed with a brief anthology of his reflections and prayers. (more…)

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“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” – Anonymous

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