Love is the fulfillment of the law

September 7, 2014 11:59 am

“The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not covet,’ and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this saying, namely, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.” (Rom 13:9 – 10)

When you truly love, you care about the other person. If something is wrong between the two of you, you should work toward reconciliation: first—alone, then—with one or two others, and finally—with the church. Only then can you stop fighting. True love never tires of taking care of my neighbor.

“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak