To Love is to Give

Let’s be honest: who wants to sacrifice himself? Do we not want to hold onto life? We try to lengthen our life by going to the gym and investing in facial creams because we are afraid of losing ourselves. “We don’t even have time to breathe!” we often say. How can we find time for someone in need? Every once in a while a desire will arise in our heart: “Maybe I’ll go visit Louis, my sick and elderly neighbor…” But then thoughts come rushing in, screaming for their rights: “I’m tired! I have to cook. He has never come to visit me.” And then there are the excuses: “Maybe I would bother him. Maybe he wants to rest. I’ll go next week.” How difficult it is to give of oneself for another, how trying it is to visit a sick person! We are embarrassed because their illness...