The Strength of Love

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We mortals have the tendency to underestimate one of our greatest strengths: our capacity to love.  Father Gregorio Hidalgo, better known as Father Goyo on Twitter, gives us a shining example:


A Catholic Priest by the name of Father Goyo took to Twitter to share a remarkable story of a young couple who wanted to get married. The catch? The young bride had cancer and not much time to live.

Father Goyo shares what happened when the groom approached him about doing the wedding.

Have tissues handy. You’re going to need them.

Go here to read the rest.  Christ told us that the two greatest commandments were to love God and love Man.  He told us with our love of God we could perform miracles.  In the face of human love demons quail, and the Grim Reaper stands frustrated in silence.  By ourselves we are but poor animals.  With the love of God, reflected in our ability to love our fellow Man, we stand above the angels.

God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

1 John 4:16


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  1. I know a young couple who married under similar circumstances. The bride had diabetes, and when he buried her at 35 she didn’t have her legs.

  2. WOW. What a love story. Love is not subject to time. Their love will survive all things… especially death. Great story. Great love. Thanks for passing this along Donald.

  3. I have a sweet friend who, within the last month, just married a man who has been given a maximum 5 years to live with a terminal illness. I don’t know him, but I know her very well. She has a pure heart and will stick right with him the whole journey. And since she lived through the death of her first husband from liver cancer 5 years ago, she knows what she has chosen when marrying her current husband.

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