LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS. #GetMercy #GiveMercy #LiveMercy #100WaysIn100Days

LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS.

Are you ready to give and receive fault-bearing love? We all want it and need it. And thank God that “Love coexists with imperfection. It “bears all things” and can hold its peace before the limitations of the loved one.”

85, 84, 83… days left until the end of the Extraordinary #JubileeYearOfMercy. It’s never too late to begin to #LiveMercy. Here is how… #100WaysIn100Days!

18) BEAR WITH ONE ANOTHER, St. Paul says.

So does Jesus. Out of love. For love’s sake. For our own sake. For Jesus said that we must treat others as we would want others and God to treat us – with forbearing and mercy. We all want people to bear with us despite our failings and weaknesses, wrongdoing and sins. Let us learn then to do the same with others – in marriage and family life and everywhere else. Strive to mercifully overlook people’s shortcomings and to lovingly remember the rest of the story – who they are, over and above their limitations.

Read below Pope Francis’ reflection on bearing with one another, as he reflects on love as described in 1 Corinthians 13 and challenges us once more to #GetMercy, #GiveMercy and #BeGodsMercy during and beyond this year of grace and favor from our God. Put into practice daily our #100WaysIn100Days:

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LET US PRAY:
Lord, #MercyMe and allow me to know and show the #MisericordiaeVultus, the #FaceOfMercy to others beyond the end of the #JubileeOfMercy. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Love bears all things

111. Paul’s list ends with four phrases containing the words “all things”. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Here we see clearly the countercultural power of a love that is able to face whatever might threaten it.

112. First, Paul says that love “bears all things” (panta stégei). This is about more than simply putting up with evil; it has to do with the use of the tongue. The verb can mean “holding one’s peace” about what may be wrong with another person. It implies limiting judgment, checking the impulse to issue a firm and ruthless condemnation: “Judge not and you will not be judged” (Lk 6:37). Although it runs contrary to the way we normally use our tongues, God’s word tells us: “Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters” (Jas 4:11). Being willing to speak ill of another person is a way of asserting ourselves, venting resentment and envy without concern for the harm we may do. We often forget that slander can be quite sinful; it is a grave offense against God when it seriously harms another person’s good name and causes damage that is hard to repair. Hence God’s word forthrightly states that the tongue “is a world of iniquity” that “stains the whole body” (Jas 3:6); it is a “restless evil, full of deadly poison” (3:8). Whereas the tongue can be used to “curse those who are made in the likeness of God” (3:9), love cherishes the good name of others, even one’s enemies. In seeking to uphold God’s law we must never forget this specific requirement of love.

113. Married couples joined by love speak well of each other; they try to show their spouse’s good side, not their weakness and faults. In any event, they keep silent rather than speak ill of them. This is not merely a way of acting in front of others; it springs from an interior attitude. Far from ingenuously claiming not to see the problems and weaknesses of others, it sees those weaknesses and faults in a wider context. It recognizes that these failings are a part of a bigger picture. We have to realize that all of us are a complex mixture of light and shadows. The other person is much more than the sum of the little things that annoy me. Love does not have to be perfect for us to value it. The other person loves me as best they can, with all their limits, but the fact that love is imperfect does not mean that it is untrue or unreal. It is real, albeit limited and earthly. If I expect too much, the other person will let me know, for he or she can neither play God nor serve all my needs. Love coexists with imperfection. It “bears all things” and can hold its peace before the limitations of the loved one.

(Amoris Laetitia, 111-113: https://w2.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia_en.pdf)

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