Thought for the Day – 21 March – Meditations with
Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
The Power of God’s Love in the Christian Life
“As has been said, love must be active and effective, as well as coming from the heart.
This is still not sufficient, however.
Love tends towards an intimate union with the person loved and does not rest, until this union is achieved.
This is the unity of love.
The Saints reached this high level of charity.
They lived in God and were permanently united to God, as if theyt formed part of His Being.
“It is now, no longer I that live,” exclaimed St Paul, “but Christ lives in me” (Gal 2:20).
If only we could succeed in achieving such a complete and lasting union with God, any sacrifice would seem easy and we should certainly grow in sanctity.”