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True Love Remains ♥

A scholar of the law asked Jesus, "which commandment in the law is the greatest?" 

Jesus answered, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

And then we ask, "how do we love?" (or sing, "paano ba ang magmahal?") I've written several blog posts about that already (and I'm sure a lot of people also did) and today, during the mass, God whispered, "true love remains"

Fr. Benedict would always say that the daily mass readings are among the greatest proofs of God's consistency. Indeed, God is consistent. He tells us about the greatest commandment, and He also tells us how to fulfill it. To love is to remain.

In the First Reading, after Naomi's husband and two sons died, she decided to leave Moab to go back to her native land. Among her two Moabite daughters-in-law, one stayed with her, Ruth. What she did was a perfect example of true love - one that remains. :)


No wonder a Tagalog translation of that passage is a must-have in any wedding playlist. :) In fact, it's also included in mine (when the right time comes, kapag meron ng handang manatili, yung kayang makasama ako habambuhay). ♥

Huwag mong naising lisanin kita;
Wala 'kong hangaring ika'y mag-isa.
Sa'n man magtungo, ako'y sasabay,
Magkabalikat sa paglalakbay.

Mananahan sa tahanang sisilong sa 'yo,
Yayakapin ang landasin at bayan mo.

Poon mo ay aking ipagbubunyi
At iibigin nang buong sarili.
Sa'n man abutin ng paghahanap,
Ikaw at ako'y magkasamang ganap.

Ipahintulot nawa ng Panginoon:
Ni kamataya'y maglalaho, anino ng kahapon.

Dahil pag-ibig ang alay sa 'yo, mananatili ako.
H'wag nang naising tayo'y mawalay,
H'wag nang isiping
Magwawakas ang paglalakbay.

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