Love is a word that gets used a lot in modern society. We see it and hear it all around us. It is used as a synonym for feelings like: appreciate, admire, desire, greed, lust, and envy to name a few... but love is something else.
We are enlightened by the many teachings about God and the countless showers of His love and blessings upon us. For us who are saved by Him, all we could ever want is to live in His kingdom all our days, and to marvel at His goodness.
Humanity is caught up in a violent and suffering world. Without faith, our fears and experiences can harden or numb our hearts. The Pharisees in today’s gospel reveal themselves as people without faith.