Saint of the day

3rd Week of Lent -Today

Other saints: St Katharine Drexel (1858 – 1955)

She was born in Philadephia to a rich banking family. In 1889, at the age of 33, she founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, dedicated to mission work among Indians and black people. (A survey of the situation in the United States at this time described “250,000 Indians neglected, if not practically abandoned, and over nine million of negroes still struggling through the aftermath of slavery”). She spent her entire life and her entire fortune to this work, opening schools, founding a university, and funding many chapels, convents and monasteries. She died on 3 March 1955, by which time there were more than 500 Sisters teaching in 63 schools throughout the United States.

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Love is Unconditional

Souls live to love. As humans we are drawn by the fact that we need to go through life loving and caring for something or someone. But what does it mean to love someone or something.

To me it means that you have to give of yourself unconditionally and without expecting to get something in return. It’s easy to love something in animate as the objects or objects of your desire and that you care for cannot feel or be hurt by that love. As humans however we are sensitive to those around us and must often act and behave in ways that is beyond what we are comfortable with.

But there is a limit as to how far we will go. Often too we do not or will not see the hurt that is caused but conditional love. We take it for granted that something is expected in return for showing care or love to someone. It is when expect something in return that we trully hurt someone. What is worse is to pretend to love.

Love and love unconditionally without ever expecting to be loved back. That is true love

Mossyy