Wings of Charity

BUT can we really fly to heaven on just the lift of faith (see yesterday’s post)?

No, we must also have wings: charity, which is love in action. Faith and love work together, and normally one without the other leaves us earthbound, chained to the gravity of self-will.

But love is the greatest of these. Wind cannot lift a pebble from the ground, and yet, a jumbo fuselage, with wings, can soar to the heavens.

And what if my faith is weak? If love, expressed in service to one’s neighbour is strong, the Holy Spirit comes as a mighty wind, lifting us when faith cannot.

If I have faith to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. –St. Paul, 1 Cor 13