24th Sunday After Pentecost 2013
We must first love God, then our neighbor, and then love ourselves according to God’s Will. The three theological virtues are freely given, not earned. When we reach heaven, faith and hope will no longer be needed, only charity will remain. We practice charity, which is true love for neighbor, even when we do not like him – even when he attacks us. Just as Our Lord saved the Apostles who were in danger on the stormy sea, we should never feel as if we are doomed. We must tell God how deeply we believe and ask Him to increase our belief.