LOVE REJOICES IN TRUTH, NOT EVIL! #GetMercy #GiveMercy #LiveMercy #100WaysIn100Days


86, 85, 84 days left until the end of the Extraordinary #JubileeYearOfMercy. It’s never too late to begin to #LiveMercy. Here is how… #100WaysIn100Days!

Negativity. Toxicity. Constantly comparing and competing. Rejoicing secretly in other people’s failures. Rejoicing at the evil that befalls others – whether you or they caused it or not, whether they deserve it or not. Tempted to give in to these real love-killers? Stop it! Don’t do it. These attitudes prevent us from loving as we ought: rejoicing in the well-being and the abilities, the good works and the dignity of others. Even when they or we are not living in the truth, the truth is that we all need to be loved as God loves us – God who is love and is rich in mercy and is known for His extreme patience directed toward our salvation. Seek truth in love. Truth-seeking and love-rejoicing lead to a happy life – a great love life at home and at work and in society.

Read below Pope Francis’ reflection on cheerful giving and other-rejoicing 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:

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 rejoices with others

109. The expression chaírei epì te adikía has to do with a negativity lurking deep within a person’s heart. It is the toxic attitude of those who rejoice at seeing an injustice done to others. The following phrase expresses its opposite: sygchaírei te aletheía: “it rejoices in the right”. In other words, we rejoice at the good of others when we see their dignity and value their abilities and good works. This is impossible for those who must always be comparing and competing, even with their spouse, so that they secretly rejoice in their failures.

110. When a loving person can do good for others, or sees that others are happy, they themselves live happily and in this way give glory to God, for “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor 9:7). Our Lord especially appreciates those who find joy in the happiness of others. If we fail to learn how to rejoice in the well-being of others, and focus primarily on our own needs, we condemn ourselves to a joyless existence, for, as Jesus said, “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). The family must always be a place where, when something good happens to one of its members, they know that others will be there to celebrate it with them. (Amoris Laetitia, 109-110:


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