Whoever loves knows God
By The Rev. JOSEPH O. GOUIN
Pastor, American Martyrs
An elderly woman suddenly began to have doubts about the existence of God. She could not understand why this was happening. Finally, she decided to see a priest for help.
After telling the priest her problem, he asked her if there was anyone she had difficulty getting along with. She said it would be her next-door neighbor. He simply said, “Begin to love your neighbor more actively and more concretely, beginning with prayer for her.”
It was quite a process, but it really bore fruit. Her faith was renewed.
The priest’s advice jibes with the words of John’s gospel, “Whoever loves knows God.”
Someone once wrote: “I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see.
“I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother, and I found all three.”