Tuesday, Second Week of Advent
Blessed St. Damasus’ Day!
You can find his story here.
Behold a great priest, who in his days pleased God;
therefore, in accordance with His promise,
the Lord gave him growth for the good of his people.
Grant, we pray, O Lord,
that we may constantly exalt the merits of Your Martyrs,
whom Pope Saint Damasus so venerated and loved
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Threats are no obstacle to love.
savage wolves will come among you,
and they will not spare the flock
They prove it.
No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends
This is the love God has for us…
the love that He expects of us.
This is My commandment:
love one another as I love you
This goes well beyond
“love your neighbor as yourself.”
We love ourselves much less
than He loves us!
This is to stand and face the wolves,
to guard our neighbor’s soul
despite the wounds.
That’s more than mortal flesh can bear!
That’s why God said,
Remain in My love
Without Me you can do nothing
Immersed in Jesus’ love,
in His commands,
all things are possible
The wolves will do the worst they can
but they can’t hurt your soul
when you’re in love
Rule in the midst of all your foes