In this article, the writer looks back to an encounter that forms a particular part of the founding charism of the Focolare, the understanding of God as love.
Speaking of the origins of the Focolare Movement, Chiara [Lubich] includes a well-known episode in which she describes her first encounter with God-Love. The story is set in 1943 when, as a very young teacher, she was approached by a priest who, according to the customs of the times, asked her if she would offer up an hour of her daily work for his inentions. "Why not the whole day?" replied Chiara. Touched by her great generosity, the priest blessed her, saying, "Remember that God loves you immensely".Offering an hour of your days work for the intentions of your parish priest. A nice thought for the Year for Priests.