(Quote) Cindy-534370 said: Thank you for your post. So, doing things for someone to make them happy is love. Wouldn...
(Quote) Cindy-534370 said:
Thank you for your post. So, doing things for someone to make them happy is love.
Wouldn't that fall under doing the corporal works of mercy?
Absolutely. In fact, Cindy your question reminds me a bit of my grandparents. They were married very young, but one could tell they were in love not only because they couldnt stop staring into each other´s eyes (or so iv been told)....but because they both looked towards the same direction: Heaven, and the same goal: Sainthood. They always practised the corporal works of mercy towards their neighbours whenever their health would allow.
Before grandda passed away, grandma would feed him, made sure he´d drink enough water, that he was never cold or too warm. In other words she performed those works of mercy towards her closest neighbour: her spouse. It made her happy to tend to him and aid him, and it sure made grandda happy to be tended by her.
The corporal works of mercy are the acts of love that please Our Lord the most, its how we can better display our love for Him and for our neighbours through actions. We make Our Heavenly Father happy, our neighbours happy, and of course ourselves. When you share your meal with a hungry brother, is impossible not to feel joy in the heart and that´s probably cause we make Our Lord Jesus happy everytime we share.