Amoris Laetitia 119: Love That Never Gives Up

amoris laetitia memeLove doesn’t give up:

119. In family life, we need to cultivate that strength of love which can help us fight every evil threatening it. Love does not yield to resentment, scorn for others or the desire to hurt or to gain some advantage. The Christian ideal, especially in families, is a love that never gives up. I am sometimes amazed to see men or women who have had to separate from their spouse for their own protection, yet, because of their enduring conjugal love, still try to help them, even by enlisting others, in their moments of illness, suffering or trial. Here too we see a love that never gives up.

Sometimes that necessary protection doesn’t involve putting oneself back into danger. Sadly, I’ve known more families that have broken apart because of unresolved addiction. Love is one thing. Harmful dysfunction is another.

For your reference, Amoris Laetitia is online here.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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