Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr: "God loves a cheerful giver"

Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat. But if it dies, it produces much fruit.

-- John 12: 24-26

The sacrifice of Jesus "for the sins of the whole world" expresses his loving communion with the Father. "The Father loves me, because I lay down my life," said the Lord, "(for) I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the whole world may know that I love the Father."

-- CCC 606

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