“God loved us first… and this love of God has appeared in our midst… He comes towards us, he seeks to win our hearts… He has loved us first and he continues to do so; we too, then, can respond with love.
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“In God and with God, I love even the person whom I do not like or even know. This can only take place on the basis of an intimate encounter with God… Then I learn to look on this other person not simply with my eyes and my feelings, but from the perspective of Jesus Christ. His friend is my friend… Seeing with the eyes of Christ, I can give to others much more than their outward necessities; I can give them the look of love which they crave.”
— Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est #17-18
The Global Lasallian Family joins the Universal Church and all people of goodwill in remembering with profound gratitude the gift of life and the ennobling legacy of Pope Benedict XVI. We offer our prayers that God’s love may welcome him warmly in our eternal home. We enjoin all Lasallians to begin the year 2023 heeding the papal invitation to see with the eyes of Christ so we may share with all God’s look of love.
Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC
2023 January 1