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Persistent Love



BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:

"They belong to the world; accordingly, their teaching belongs to the world, and the world listens to them. We belong to God, and anyone who knows God listens to us, while anyone who does not belong to God refuses to hear us. This is how we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit."

~1 John 4:5-6

I've got this class that I have to take this semester called "Moral Problems". If the name did not immediately jump out to you, whether because it sounds interesting or daunting, then take a look at the name again. I walked in on the first day of this class yesterday and knew I was going to have to learn how to pick my battles, and that the professor could be difficult to deal with. So what do Catholics do in that kind of situation? Especially in front of peers and when they might quite possibly be going through it alone? My instinct says to stick with it and fight for what I believe in when words are necessary. But of course I know this will be very hard! Have you all ever seen the movie "God's Not Dead"? If you haven't, then you should; it's very interesting and an accurate depiction of today's college life and the challenges Christian students sometimes have with their professors, particularly in the subject of philosophy. I feel that same situation coming on this semester, and while I am so ready to light up the world with the Truth, I realize that I need to take a step back and think first. So that is my challenge for everyone today: have passion, but not in heated words or quick anger. Rather, have passion in love for our brothers and sisters who may or may not know who the Light of the World is. You will be tested. You will get frustrated. And you will want to scream and shout and hate that the world doesn't know who God is and that He loves us. But you will more importantly learn how to act the way God wants from us: with persistent love. Your Laughing Sister, Callahan

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