Friday, 5 February 2010

"God loves you immensely"

This is the title of an article in the February 2010 issue of New City magazine. This is the magazine of the Focolare movement in this country.

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.


Jackie Parkes MJ said...

I liked this post thankyou..

Joe said...

After I had posted this, it occurred to me that, in initial proclamation of the Gospel, the idea that "God loves you" is often the first message being communicated. Interesting, therefore, to see it being represented at the very beginning of the life of the Focolare.