The Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Loving Good Things

You shall rejoice in the good things
the Lord has given you and your house – Deuteronomy 26:11

But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again. – Luke 15:24

There will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents. – Luke 15:10

Love, the divine charity, has been described in many ways, notably by Saint Paul in the famous thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians:  patient, kind, seeking not its own.  At its root the divine charity is on display in the existence of the world, which is itself the overflowing of love that is the Trinity into the existence of creation.   For that is the indomitable rule of life.   Love overflows into existence.    To be creative, to call good things into existence, is to imitate God, from whose life flows the cosmos in its order and beauty.   And when the seventh day came, God saw that it was good.    Continue reading “The Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time”