The term "love" is one of the most widely misunderstood and abused in modern English. Misconceptions about love abound in our chaotic society, which is rooted in selfishness, secular humanism, relativism, and hedonism. Society, divorced from God, unfortunately propagates a concept of love that is, in fact, the antithesis of true love.
We need Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's knowledge, wit, and logic now more than ever to fight these fallacies. His perceptive insights illuminate the most controversial topics of our day in our blind, irrational, and severely polarized world. Archbishop Sheen condemns anti-Semitism, racism, and sexism, remembering that we are all children of God. He also discusses what true tolerance entails and why anti-hate program fail.
The Greatest Commandment is a timely reissue of Archbishop Sheen's groundbreaking works Love One Another and God Love You. This collection of his best-selling comments also includes statements and prayers he gathered to promote ecumenism and societal unity. Archbishop Sheen explains, drawing on Sacred Scripture, saints' works, and philosophy:
The Greatest Commandment is a treasure to ponder because it expounds on our deep need to love God and plead His mercy by forming a personal relationship with Him through Sacred Scripture and the Sacraments, particularly the Holy Eucharist and Confession. God's loving pursuit of our souls compels us to love our neighbour. Love is a choice that necessitates sacrifice; it is the whole offering of oneself to another. Our witness helps the disillusioned find their way back to God. We shall bring about the world's restoration by collaborating with God's Love.
- The meaning of love in light of the Holy Trinity
- Why God created us to love — and to be loved
- The three types of love and the nine ingredients to charity
- How Heaven is the ultimate fulfillment of our joy, desire, and love
- Why love cannot exist without truth
- How we give the greatest glory to God at Mass by uniting ourselves to Christ