September 2012 Introduction:
Loving is breaking a part of ourselves and giving it to those that we love—may it be our families, friends or that one special person, or an organization, a community, country, or others. It entails taking the risk to allow one to either make or break us. And when one decides to do the latter, we are shattered and torn to pieces. We hurt and cry, feeling that the pain is endless. But sometimes, we have to be broken in order to be shared and become whole again. However, more often than not, we do not realize this and therefore question God why He makes us feel this intense heartache. Everything happens for a reason, they say, so we question Him again and ask, “Why?”
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” We crushed God’s heart when He had to give up Jesus. Yet He willingly did so for one reason only—He loves us. God’s broken heart is mended every time we ask for forgiveness and by the love that we give back to Him. In the same light, that part of us that was taken away will be filled up again by other people, or better yet, by God’s love.
It is not by chance that we have loved and have been broken. Perhaps it is God’s will because He wants us to experience the deeper meaning of love. Being broken allows us to move forward and give ourselves a new light and a greater perspective.
We gather tonight and pray for those who have been broken, that they may be able to find God’s love and feel complete again. The presider for this mass is Fr. ______ of the Society of Jesus.