6th Sunday of Easter
Would this count as a typical conversation among couples, "Sweetheart, would your love take me to the heavens? Would we reach heaven itself?"
There is much more than human love; it should reach its fulfillment in heaven. For human love and divine love are one and the same. they both come from God who is love.
If our human love or the motives of all our actions do not reach heaven, better forget it; it is love corrupted; a big joke. May this be a challenge for men and women to stop looking at Catholic weddings as a big expense rather than an opportunity to get to heaven through a lifetime commitment of sacrifice and perfection of love.
Second, God's love knows no bounds. It reaches out to all people whom He loves. So do not limit our love to our families, friends, and close acquaintances. It is false love. We know it deep in our hearts that God calls us to expand our love to accomodate the poor, the sick, those in prison, and simply those who have nothing and start treating them as our own.
Third, God's love reaches within ourselves. We should know by now that there is no limit to giving. To those whom much is given, much is also required. It it from our Lord who totally emptied himself of his divinity to forgive his enemies. The result of the cross is life for us all and forgiveness.
There is no limit to giving. Give until there is nothing else to give. And something that resembles this reality is when we at the end of our lives, when we are totally naked before the Lord; when when would not bring all the things we have received; the key to life is to give everything while we are still alive. For when we have given everything - we will receive Him who loves us totally.