• September 10, 2021

Top Popes’ Quotes About Love

 Top Popes’ Quotes About Love


1. Loving Oneself Is Necessary To Be Able To Love Others

“We have repeatedly said that to love another we must first love ourselves. Paul’s hymn to love, however, states that love “does not seek its own interest”, nor “seek what is its own”…  Loving ourselves is only important as a psychological prerequisite for being able to love others: “If a man is mean to himself, to whom will he be generous? No one is meaner than the man who is grudging to himself” (Sir 14:5-6).
Pope Francis, They Joy Of Love, 101

2. Love That Is Grounded In Truth Remains Strong

“Only to the extent that love is grounded in truth can it endure over time, can it transcend the passing moment and be sufficiently solid to sustain a shared journey.
Pope Francis, The light of faith, 27

Pope Francis' quotes about love

3. Love Is Ecstasy 

“Love is indeed “ecstasy , not in the sense of a moment of intoxication, but rather as a journey, an ongoing exodus out of the closed inward-looking self towards its liberation through self-giving, and thus towards authentic self-discovery and indeed the discovery of God.
Pope Benedict 16th, God is Love, 6

4. Loving One’s Enemy Achieves Harmony

“The height of this love is to pray for one’s enemy. By so doing we achieve harmony with the providential love of God.
Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, 41

Pope Benedict 16th quotes about love

5. Love Goes Beyond Feeling

“Love is not merely a sentiment. Sentiments come and go… love is never “finished and complete; throughout life, it changes and matures, and thus remains faithful to itself.
Pope Benedict 16th, God is Love, 17

6. Love Is Possible Even In Prison

“If you can do something, a service for your companions in prison, do it. This is love. This is like washing feet: to be the servant of others.
Pope Francis, Maudy Thursday, 2017

Pope Francis washes the feet of 12 Mafia prisoners, Paliano prison, Italy. Photo: Osservatore Romano

Published: December 2018

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