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How beautiful a thing it is that God has given us as the first and greatest commandment to love Him with our whole heart, mind and strength. For what could be more natural than to love the source of our being with our whole being; what could be more desirable than to love without limits the Good which is unlimited.
Jesus tells us that we who are the sheep of His flock have been given to Him by His Father: “The Father who has given them to Me is greater than all”; that is, we are the gift which the Father has given to His Son. Jesus states this even more clearly as He prayed at the Last Supper: “Father, they are Your gift to me,” He said.
The thirsty soul that longed for Christ, and finally found Him in the sacraments, must serve Him in loving mercy shown to other sinners. There is a strange satisfaction, prescient of eternal joy, that accompanies works of charity, almost like we’ve touched here and now the infinite joy we’re seeking in heaven.
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For more than fifty years, the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey have served the Christian faithful in Southern California—“lifting high the Holy Eucharist over the miseries and errors of this world” (Saint Pope John Paul II).