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"Love - and then do as you will."

Love, and then do as you will? Doesn’t that sound rather dangerous? Perhaps. But it is taken from the writings of St. Augustine, considered one of the greatest teachers of the faith in the early church. And he is simply stating in different words what Jesus is telling us in the passages from John’s Gospel that we are hearing these Easter days (ch. 13-16). Love – and then do as you will. Frankly, it would be so much easier to stick to the Ten Commandments. At least then, I can know exactly where I stand. It’s so much simpler to keep score as I examine my conscience, acknowledging two – all right, three of these, two of those, none of those (God forbid!). But when can I ever say that I am alwa



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