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How Deeply Do You Love?

  • By: Paul Paiva
  • Posted on: 4/16/2020

God is love, and you who abide in love abide in God, and God in you,  1 John 4:16

Years ago when I was a priest, I was a committed celibate.  I was taught that celibacy goes far beyond not marrying.  Rather, it is a call to love everyone.  In marriage, your love for your spouse and children is your top priority; after them, you are called to love all others.  Celibate love is a call to love all people, with equal priority.         

To love deeply is to share intimacy.  That is our Christian calling.   Celibates, those who are dating, resting singles, and married persons - we are all called to intimacy with our fellow humans.  We may (and will) fall short of this mandate, but this is our goal.