Love, It’s What God Does – As Seen in a Commercial

blog10-9I’ve been enjoying the Geico “It’s what you do” commercials (in the less than one hour of television I watch each day). They remind me of a sort of syllogism I’ve used to explain why God’s loves us: God is love. When love is what you are, love is what you do. Therefore, God loves.

Why does God love us? Because God is love and that is what love does: it loves.

God does not love us because we are good or we deserve it; He loves because he is love.

Enjoy these “It’s what you do” commercials. They illustrate an old truth, agere sequitur esse (action follows being; what one does follows from what one is).

2 Replies to “Love, It’s What God Does – As Seen in a Commercial”

  1. That is why St. John said, “Anyone who says ‘I love God’ and hates his brother, is a liar, since whoever does not love the brother whom he can see cannot love God whom he has not seen.” By golly, it is indeed very hard to become a saint who loves GOD and HIS people. For it will take infinite grace, sanctifying grace from GOD, to become like GOD, i.e., to love others like GOD. Whoa! Not I but GOD who liveth in me, to be able to love to the fullest. Thank you, Monsignor, of seeing GOD in the mundane, even in the funny commercials. GOD Bless you, you lift me up higher to another plane.

  2. But God chooses how, when and where to manifest that love, right? He has free will and reason, right?

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