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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Homosexuals do not love ~ true love is the imitation of Christ

For God so loved the world that 
He gave His only begotten Son...
Jn 3:16

The poor, tragic homosexuals are claiming that they "love". Let us ask: what is "love"? "God is love" (1 Jn 4:8). God is. Here, we have the basic Mosaic proclamation of God - [I am , who am. God is Being]. St. John develops this: God is Love; Being is Love. Not was, not will : but IS. 

The primary, simple, eternal act of God is Love. This then, is the secret inner life of the Holy Trinity. Man, created in God' s image and likeness is called to imitate this love: primarily through caritas. Sacred Scripture mentions "faith, hope, and love [caritas], and the greatest of these is love" (1 Cor 13:13). Why? Because without love, one cannot have faith, nor hope. And love is a gift of the Holy Spirit. True love, and by extension, true faith and hope cannot be found outside the Catholic Church. "Charity cannot be possessed except in the unity of the Church" (St. Augustine Sermo 265, 9, 11 (PL 38, 1223)). Why is this? Because Jesus Christ is Charity; and the Church is His Mystical Body; hence, to possess charity, one must belong to Christ's Body. 

Further, love is in the Will. It is an act of the Will: it is NOT emotion. Emotion may be an effect, but never the cause of true love. True love, then, being in conformity with the Holy Ghost can only be for the perfection of the person, for his final end (which is Heaven). The greatest love between persons is then a spiritual love which unites souls. We catch a picture of this unity when the Apostles received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. It was an outpouring of God's love. Therefore, true love between persons is always primarily focused on God; and then the giving of oneself for the good of the other person, which is his or her final destiny in Heaven.



From this, we can begin to gather the perversity of what is claimed to be "love" by persons who self-identify with same-sex attractions. In fact, what they claim as "love" is in reality hatred, it is destructive: of the other, and of themselves. Let us pray for these poor, deluded souls, in need of conversion (as we all are) to the liberating truth about Our Blessed Lord. May His Blood that He shed for them, be poured out upon them as a balm of repentance and conversion. I say therefore, to each and every homosexual: may the peace of Christ be with you.

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