Friday, October 22, 2010

The Best Proof of Genuine Love: Sanctification

You husbands and fathers say you love your wives and children. OK, I am going to take you seriously. Now if you love them really (that is, for their genuine welfare and not simply for what you can get from them, or whether they do or do not return your love as you would like it to be returned) - I repeat, if you love them really, then prove it in the best way possible: become a saint, get rid of your faults, love totally. The best proof of genuine love is found in the example of an exemplary life: a tremendous spur to their eternal enthrallment, and yours as well. - Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.