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Love and Charity

In Spring 2, we will be focusing on the virtues ‘Love and Charity’

"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:9)


Definition of Charity

 Charity is love, a virtue through which we love God above all else and we love our neighbour as we love ourselves. You accept someone as they are, you care for them, and care what happens to them. You always think about the other person rather than thinking about yourself. When you love you put into practice the “golden rule”, to treat others with the respect and kindness that you want for yourself. You show love for people you do not know by simple acts of kindness and by wanting the best for them.


 “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2) 


“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." (Colossians 3:14)


“Do everything in love." (1 Cor. 16:14)


How can we show love at SS Peter and Paul? 

We can show our love for God, who has given us the gift of love, by spending time with God in times of quiet reflection, prayer and worship. We also show our love for God by the way we love others. We love others by caring for them and treating them with tenderness. We also show our loving concern for those we do not know by charitable works and wanting the best for them. 


“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love.” (St. Teresa of Calcutta)


“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” (Martin Luther King)


Here are some ways we can show signs we are living the virtues of ‘Charity’ and ‘Love’ at SS Peter and Paul:

  • I treat others as I would want them to treat me
  • I do simple acts of kindness to show my love
  • I show my love for God by caring for others
  • I give my time to help others
  • I share what I have with other