God so loved the world

St John’s Gospel sums up the wonderful mystery of Christmas in a single sentence in John 3:16 when he says: ‘God so loved the world that he sent his only Son so that whoever believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.’  We can only understand the true meaning of Christmas in light of the love that inspired such a gift.  If we want to embrace the true spirit of Christmas then the greatest gift we can share over the coming week is the gift of our love.  I recently came across a reflection that spoke of ways to love.  We might all try to take it to heart this Christmas.                                                                                            Fr Seán

Ways to Love

Listen .................... without interrupting

Speak...................... without accusing

Give ....................... without sparing

Answer ................... without arguing

Share..................... without pretending

Enjoy...................... without complaining

Trust ...................... without wavering

Forgive .................. without punishing

Promise ................. without forgetting

Honour .................. without fail