love and forgiveness.
during yesterday’s mass, father o’connell covered the power of love in his homily. he said the power of love can change anything, and that it can make you happy. when you can let go of all your fear, anger, desire, resentment, grudges and just love fully, the happiness you get, the reward you get is greater than anything else. just like how Jesus loves everyone without holding anything back, and that’s what God would want us to do.
but i can’t help but to think what if someone who hurts you over and over again? do they deserve your love fully as well? even though you know that they will most likely hurt your feelings again, do you still let go of your fear of getting hurt, let go of your anger towards this person? or does it come to a point where enough is enough? and that you shouldn’t be that naive to think that this person will stop hurting you? how many chances can you really give people? unlimited chances? i feel like if i were to ask God, He’d tell me i should love everyone unconditionally. if that’s the case, then please lead me and show me how, because i am having a hard time doing it and believing in it.