In today’s Gospel we are reminded that Jesus came for each of us and He offers Himself to everyone, we need only ask. His love is easy to achieve—there for the asking. Despite this greatest love freely given to each one of us our brokenness often causes His love to allude us. Despite His being there for our asking some look for more, more signs, more assurance of the love He offers us simply for the asking. We likewise do this with each other, despite assurances that love is there for the asking, we sometimes fail to accept the love freely given by others. We often see this in marriage. Despite the love which is freely offered we sometimes look for more signs, more certainty that it is real. In marriage we offer ourselves to each other and promise our love and acceptance of one another completely for the remainder of our days. Yet, how often do we find ourselves looking for other signs or more assurance? We need look no further than in each other for it is in ourselves and in each other that we come to know and appreciate the “greatest love of all.” And they can’t take that away. Make a great day!
Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Catherine Del Ricci. This holy woman offers a wonderful example of coming to know and appreciate the love Jesus offers us in the burning love and desire witnessed in her lived effort to do the will of God.