Technology Can Never Replace Love

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Oops! The Thai’s did it again! I have raved about Thailand’s ability to produce some powerfully moving commercials before. Here’s the latest example. I wonder if they’re as good at making movies. I’ve got a couple of Thai movies in my Netflix queue.

To Love at All

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To love at all is to be vulnerable. -C.S. Lewis See the original comic here. The full version of the quote, taken from Lewis’s book, The Four Loves, reads “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, … Read More

What Makes the Body Beautiful?

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Emily Stimpson continues her look at the Theology of the Body in a slightly different way than it is traditionally presented: [W]hat makes a body beautiful is how well it loves. That’s not pious claptrap. It’s the simple reason why people walked away from Mother Teresa fully convinced that they’d just met the most beautiful woman in the world. Her … Read More

What About Love?

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A friend of mine from college has written a beautiful reflection on marriage based on what she has observed since she herself got married 82 days ago. It’s not what you would expect to hear from a young newlywed. The whole thing is worth reading, but I especially like when she addresses an article written several months ago on the … Read More

My Fuzzy Valentine

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Here he is again. This silly, stinky pup has been the one and only man in my life for the past thirteen years (God, give me a few more, at least!)…with one exception. February 14, 2001: My Papal Valentine What can I say? It was love at first sight. JP II, I love you! Previous Valentine’s Day posts: Valentine’s Day … Read More

You Are Loved!

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“I am definitively loved and whatever happens to me—I am awaited by this Love. And so my life is good” -St. Josephine Bakhita Smile! God loves you (and I do, too)! Happy Valentine’s Day! I love meditating on his passage from Henri J.M. Nouwen’s book The Return of the Prodigal Son: “This is the great mystery of our faith. We … Read More

TOB Tues (on Wed.): Emotional Chastity

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When we talk about the Theology of the Body, we usually talk about guarding our eyes and not revealing too much of our bodies, but what about our guarding our hearts and not revealing too much of our emotions? The TOB is about the whole person, body and soul, and that certainly includes our emotions. Therefore, emotional chastity is just … Read More

Make Marriage a Priority

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Brent Stubbs has a great post over at Virtuous Planet calling on men to make marriage a priority: Men have become immune to the relationship of marriage. What do I mean? I mean that men think that marriage magically happens. That one day Mrs. Right will come along their path and they will magically know that she is the magical … Read More

TOB Tues: Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong

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Love lift us up where we belong Far from the world we know Up where the clear winds blow You know, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes really were on to something. Just beautiful: [L]ove is a much deeper affair than many lovers realize, for it calls on them to receive each other as God’s gift and in so doing to … Read More

TOB Tues: A Risk Worth Taking

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For today’s TOB Tuesday, I chose this passage from Called to Love: Approaching John Paul II’s Theology of the Body because, well, I’m kind of feelin’ it a little bit right now: It’s true, of course, that everyone who loves sooner or later gets hurt. Yet this very risk of pain has a positive side: By taking us out of … Read More