Jesus wants to give each of us a new heart to love as he does
Christ is the Answer focuses on Catholic teachings, addressed this quandary in his May 10
The Shroud has only been on display 5 times in the last 100 years. It is believed by many experts to be the burial cloth of Jesus. Although carbon testing had once determined it was a fraud, further studies have called those results into question. The cloth depicts a man who has gone through everything Jesus went through—scourging, beatings, crowning with thorns, and nails through wrist and feet. No one has been able to explain how the 3-dimensional image was imprinted as if from a burst of radiation, and no one has been able to replicate it.
is love.” Fr. John explained. “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation—or actually more literally, the instrument for our sins. Jesus in the Gospel just said to us, ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I love you. No one has greater love than to lay down ones life for one’s friends.”
The challenge, according to Fr. John, is to show love even for those we don’t like. Otherwise, we fail to follow God’s command to love one another as he has loved us.
Patti Maguire Armstrong
and her husband have ten children. She is an award-winning author and was managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’s Amazing Grace Series. Her newest books are: Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories From Everyday Families, and her fun and inspirational children’s series; Dear God, I Don’t Get It! and Dear God, You Can’t Be Serious. Follow Patti at Twitter and like her Facebook pages at Dear God Books, Big Hearted Families and Catholic News & Inspiration.
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