Sunday, January 29, 2012

All We Need Is Love

I often think of the homily that a priest back in my home parish gave right before he was transferred to another parish. This priest had overseen the renovation of our church. Under his direction, the church received a much needed paint job along with decorative stenciling and new carpeting.

He said, however, in his final homily that he did not want to be remembered as the priest who got the walls painted; he wanted to be remembered as a person who loved.

How do you think people will remember you? How do you want to be remembered? Are the 2 the same? If not, what needs to change?

I'm reading a book now that is all about love. It speaks of becoming the best version of ourselves and helping others to become the best version of themselves. In the whole scheme of things, love is the only thing that matters in life.

We hear that people won't remember what we said or did, but they will remember how we made them feel. Are we spreading love to all those we meet? Are we helping others become their best self? Will we be remembered as a person who loved?


  1. Great Post! Can you share the name of the book?

  2. The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved by Matthew Kelly.