Thursday, September 9, 2021

To love as we ought...

"Blessed is the influence of one 
truly loving human soul on another." 
George Eliot

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"To love God as 
He ought to be loved,
we must be detached from all temporal love.
We must love nothing but Him,
or if we love anything else,
we must love it only for His sake."

St Peter Claver
Native of Spain ~ 1581–1654
Jesuit, missionary to South America
Apostolate to Africans on slave ships,
sailors and traders 
Estimated to have baptized 300,000 +
Feast Day - Sept 9

 Peter Claver understood that concrete service like 
the distributing of medicine, food or brandy t
his black brothers and sisters could be as effective 
communication of the word of God as mere verbal preaching.
Peter said of the slaves, "We must speak to them 
with our hands by giving, 
before we try to speak to them with our lips."

St Peter Claver, pray for us!

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