I could have chosen Zechariah, Zachariah, Zealot or Zion. Why not Zipadeedodah?! I’m punchy. We’re talking Zeal today, and I hope by the end of it, you’ll get why.
Yesterday I shared a little about the yoke of my marriage and it’s unequal nature. Wanna relive the past? Of course you do!
What is it?
We have seen that love of neighbor is the extension or the radiation of the love we should have for God: this love should extend to the children of God. It is one and the same supernatural theological love; it is essentially divine, like grace, a participation in the inner life of God.
And if you get a chance or the inclination, read that link about Zeal. It’s really quite wonderful and insightful. There are 3 motives of zeal apparently, I didn’t even know that!
Why did I choose to share this particular “Z” with you?
As you can see, I take my faith pretty seriously. I take it so seriously, that I preach it and I try to do it in a way that’s sensible and applicable. I’ve loved things before, sure. I’ve had hobbies, and even mini obsessions over trinkets. This faith of mine, the Church, it’s history, teachings, meditations, contemplations, Saints, Third Orders; the more I Iearn, the more I want to know. The more I know, the more I want others to know. It’s a gnawing need that I think about, and almost can’t control. Granted, I can contain myself, I’m not spilling my Holy Spirit at the table over pasta! My soul is animated from a long sleep. I don’t want to sleep anymore. So, I write. And that’s Zeal, baby!
Catholic talk. The end of our journey together as we shared all our stuffs. We dumped the dirty t-shirts and rumpled pants of our lives, sorted through them and hopefully, have made some sense of it. This series, is by far, not all there is to the Catholic Church. I could write on this theme for years and never quite get everything, and that’s pretty remarkable.
Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting and thank you for sharing. Most importantly, thank you for being you and reading a bit about me. This has been a truly humbling experience. It’s been Catholitastic!
Please come back tomorrow and see if my fingers are still typing. I bet you they will be.
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