Love

Happiness comes from truth and love from Christ
St. Hilary of Poitiers, one of the great Fathers of the Church, wrote that he became a believer when he understood, in listening to the Gospel, that for a truly happy life both the possession and the tranquil enjoyment of things were insufficient and that there was something more important and precious: the knowledge of the truth and the fullness of the love given by Christ (cf. "De Trinitate," 1,2).

Service

 (Christ's) community follows another rule, another logic, another model: "Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all... And Jesus also indicates the reference point: the Son of man who came to serve. In other words he sums up his mission in the category of service, not meant in a generic sense but in the concrete sense of the Cross, of the total gift of life as a "ransom", as redemption for many, and he points it out as a condition of the "sequela"". -Benedict XVI >>>

Not always do we see results
"Sometimes it seems that our work is fruitless, but mission is not like a business transaction or investment, or even a humanitarian activity. It is not a show where we count how many people come as a result of our publicity; it is something much deeper, which escapes all measurement. It may be that the Lord uses our sacrifices to shower blessings in another part of the world which we will never visit. The Holy Spirit works as he wills, when he wills and where he wills; we entrust ourselves without pretending to see striking results. We know only that our commitment is necessary. Let us learn to rest in the tenderness of the arms of the Father amid our creative and generous commitment. Let us keep marching forward; let us give him everything, allowing him to make our efforts bear fruit in his good time."  Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 279



Love Crucified