Are Humans Naturally Good and Loving?
Message: Recognize you owe all to God – most important, the gift of love.
St. Paul tells us, “Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” If you are like me, when you hear that verse, you think: Heck, I’ve got it made: I’m a loving person; I don’t hate anyone; I wish well to everyone. Sure, I’ve got my faults, but I am basically a good person.
On one level, your probably are. You and I have the image of God imprinted us – and we each have a value greater than everything else on this planet combined. When this world turns to dust your existence and mine will have barely begun. We have an incalculable dignity – but it’s not unalloyed. We are like Mt. Rainier: Majestic, but a volcano inside that can erupt any moment.
(Fr. Phil Bloom)