Friday, January 23, 2009

The Love we Crave

This is an edited transcript of the sermon from Midnight Mass, Christmas 2007. It was published in the most recent "Patmos Review."

Those who are fortunate enough to have grown up in families that are not too dysfunctional sometimes underestimate how hard it is for many others to know what real love is.

This is because of the impact of our earliest childhood experiences. Counsellors often tell us that the way we relate to others throughout our lives is pretty well determined by the time we start school. I think they're right. Some psychologists say even younger than that: by the age of three. Now that's truly frightening!

To read the whole sermon click HERE.


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