October 30, 2009

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Archbishop Buechlein’s column provides road map to everlasting life, couple says

Once again, Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein’s weekly column has provided a nugget of inspiration—this time a road map to everlasting life—when he wrote that conversion requires a heart open to the power of God’s grace as we continue to try to overcome the natural self-centeredness that nudges us to sidestep opportunities to help our unknown neighbors.

Our world is based on survival of the fittest, and we learn to compete and to grasp for what we want from birth.

But Jesus taught us by his words and example that the way to eternal life is love—to care and to give rather than to fight and to grasp.

To fully share in God’s love and to find happiness in this world and the next, we need to let the power of God’s grace (his life within us) transform our natural self-centeredness into an active concern for the welfare of others, to be Jesus’ hands and voice for today’s world.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in us the fire of your love.

- Mike and Ann Walro, Madison

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