The radical call to love without limits

Filed in Relationships by on February 26, 2014 1 Comment

Most of our relationships have some kind of calculation involved: with colleagues, with friends, even within a family. There is a give and take; an agreement – implicit or explicit – that I will be good to you if you are good to me. Even in marriage, we only make those awe-inspiring vows to someone who makes the same vows to us. And in fact we talk about an ‘exchange’ of vows at a wedding.

The call to love that Jesus makes in the Sermon on the Mount, however, is of a completely different order. To love beyond calculation. To love those who can give us nothing in return. Even to love our enemies – those who may hate us and seek to harm us.

You can listen here to a sermon by Fr Stephen Wang about this radical call to love without limits.

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Fr Stephen Wang is a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Westminster. He is currently Senior University Chaplain for the Archdiocese. Some of his articles have previously been published on his personal blog, Bridges and Tangents. See:

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  1. mags says:

    I pray for All priests and religious that they may know what it is to feel Loved and to be Loved in this way.

    And I pray that they may know the beautiful quality of loving others with a generous, open and kind heart.

    It is not about personality ~ it is about the very nature of Love.

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