God’s Gift Of Love To Us by Keith Ballentine

http://www.kbpsalms.com/ – God’s Gift Of Love To Us was written based on a homily given by Monsignor Vincent Bommarito at St. Ambrose Church in St. Louis, MO. during Lent, 2013 for a St. Ambrose School mass. He spoke about the Holy Spirit of Love and how that was God’s gift to us. As we go through life, we experience many up times as well as the down times. The happy times, the sad times and everything in between. One thing for certain, there is not a day that goes by that God doesn’t love you.

I found his homily extraordinarily useful and comforting for the times I am going through now. I lost my Mother on February 10th, 2013. She was 92 and a great friend and confidant. But I know, that God’s love has surrounded her in Heaven and I will see her soon. St. Augustine said:

There is no gift of God more excellent than this. It alone distinguishes the sons of the eternal kingdom and the sons of eternal perdition. Other gifts, too, are given by the Holy Spirit; but without love they profit nothing. Unless, therefore, the Holy Spirit is so far imparted to each, as to make him one who loves God and his neighbor, he is not removed from the left hand to the right. Nor is the Spirit specially called the Gift, unless on account of love. And he who has not this love, “though he speak with the tongues of men and angels, is sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal; and though he have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and though he have all faith, so that he can remove mountains, he is nothing; and though he bestow all his goods to feed the poor, and though he give his body to be burned, it profiteth him nothing.”

You can get the sheet music for this at kbpsalms.com. It’s a great Communion song.

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