Love forms God’s law

To the Editor:
In response to Mr. Gross’ letter in the July 18 Catholic Messenger:
I, too, am a practicing Catholic and regular reader of The Catholic Messenger.
Though I tend to take any statistic with a “grain of salt,” I do take God’s love very seriously. I believe that love is the foundation of God’s law.
When Jesus welcomes your son to heaven I doubt Jesus will say: “Welcome home my gay child.” I believe instead he will say: “Welcome home my beloved son, my dear child of God.”
Your son is here because you and your wife said “Yes” to one of the greatest gifts God gave us, sexual intercourse between husband and wife. Accepting this gift is a full expression of LOVE. This is the same love that God has for your son and for us all, as God created us.
It is this love that forms God’s law, not human law. The Roman Catholic Church is upholding this love, and has been for centuries, with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit through God’s law. The Holy Spirit brings the guidance we need when we (the Church) wander. In our “humanness” we tend to “bend” life to our making, which, because it is not from God, can make something simple into something complicated.
Adhering to God’s Law requires sacrifice and obedience, qualities not popular these days, qualities we probably won’t perfect this side of the sod. I believe this is the call God is inviting us to — all 100 percent of us.
Gerry Garles
St. Mary Parish, Fairfield

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