Jesus’ total self-giving love heals and makes us whole and we are each called to this same love. In marriage we are called to this self-giving love in a particular way. Blessed Pope John Paul II reminds us that we “cannot live without love.” In a three act play he wrote,The Jewelers Shop , he notes that without each other in marriage our lives are senseless, but that with God’s Grace the love we can offer to one another in marriage has the power to heal time and time again, to change each other and provide for happiness beyond our imagining. The giving of ourselves unconditionally to one another in marriage is essential to finding true joy and happiness in this life. As the life of Saint Bertin, whose life we celebrate today, and all the saints reveal love is essential to over-coming our brokenness. For love heals. Make a great day!
Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Bertin.