“Above All—Charity”

There are things that Catholics should believe, and that is a principal reason why there are catechisms. But the goal of catechesis is never simply that we may dot all our theological i’s and cross all our theological t’s.

The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed for belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective than to arrive at love. (CCC §25)

It is never enough merely to believe the truth.

if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing.

And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity. (1Co 13 passim)

Faith is nothing without love.

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