Voce mea ad Dominum

Random thoughts from an amateur theologist.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Love. It is at the heart of the Most Blessed Trinity. Have you really contemplated what the phrase "God is love" really means? For years I pondered these words and would think to myself, "How on earth can God be an emotion?" When I used to think of love, I would think of a strong desire to be with another person because it made me happy. But as I have gotten older and hopefully wiser, I have come to the realization that love is not really an emotion after all. As a matter of fact, true love often will not elicit those happy feelings either. And true love is not about serving my needs. True love is sacrificial in nature. It means giving of the self at all cost for the benefit of the beloved. It has been said that marriage is a 50-50 arrangement, but in reality, if it is based in love it is a 100-100 arrangement because two spouses who truly love one another will hold nothing back and will completely give of themselves to the other. This is as it should be. Why? Because the source of all love is the Most Blessed Trinity. The Most Blessed Trinity, God in His deepest mystery, is a divine family of persons united through self-giving. Eternally. Never holding back. Our human families are but icons or images of the true family which is God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. May God through His grace show us the way of true love.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum, Amen.


At 4:14 PM, Blogger Peter said...

In nomine Pasta, et Fetucini, et Spaghetti Sancti. RAmen.

There, fixed it for you. :P

At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter, you are a fuck. Brian Britton, i thank you for the inspiring words.

At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Margarida said...


I'm Margarida and I'm from Portugal! :D

Brian, this text is very beautifull indead.. I know that what can be read in a few minutes took years and a lot of experiences and feelings..

We have to forgive Peter because he's young and he will feel and experiment the "touch" of The Holy Trinity - Love.

We must pray for him and for all our brothers and sisters around the world...

Thank u! Love to meet u!

God bless us all



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