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“Real love is demanding. I would fail in my mission if I did not tell you so. Love demands a personal commitment to the will of God.”– Pope John Paul II
“Purity prepares the soul for love, and love confirms the soul in purity.”– John Henry Cardinal Newman
“There is no place for selfishness-and no place for fear! Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice.”– Pope John Paul II
“Man cannot live without love. He remains a being that is incomprehensible for himself, his life is senseless, if love is not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not experience it and make it his own, if he does not participate intimately in it. This is why Christ the Redeemer ‘fully reveals man to himself.’”– Pope John Paul II
“The person who does not decide to love forever will find it very difficult to really love for even one day.”– Pope John Paul II
“Intense love does not measure . . . it just gives.”– Mother Teresa
“Love to be real, it must cost. It must hurt. It must empty us of self.”
– Mother Teresa