The Growth of Atheism: 1. Roots
The Growth of Atheism: 2. Fertilization
The Growth of Atheism: 3. Learning toLove Again
placed on affection, especially the expression of affection. In the
time of Our Lord and during most human history, especially among
the great masses of people who were farmers, hunters, and fisherman,
love meant faithfully fulfilling one’s duties to another, seeing to their
welfare, and providing for their needs. … Faith and love of God were
not seen as different expressions, and they jointly called for doing
something, for fidelity and generous concern.
-- The King Crucified and Risen, (P174) Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.
on human desires, but on the will of God. (1Pt 3:18)
which WILL be given up for you.” This is love.
God and the Father is this: to visit orphans
and widows in their affliction, and to keep
oneself unstained from the world. (James 1:27)
act, scorned Him. He chose himself over and against God. -- CCC 398