When faced with the abyss of evil, I can only respond with an abyss of love.
In the John Voight miniseries, the future Pope John Paul II, then Karol Wojtyla, told his friends he was entering the priesthood after his encounter with Nazi atrocities during World War II. His friends, rightly perplexed, asked why he would do such thing. To this, Karol replies: When faced with the abyss of evil, I can only respond with an abyss of love.
Since our eviction from the Garden of Eden, humanity has faced an abyss of evil. As it turns out, King Solomon was right when he wrote that there is “nothing new under the sun” (Ecc. 1:9). For decades and centuries, we have struggled with sin and vice, ranging from little white lies to systematic murder.
As a woman, I often think how sin has distorted the lives of other women. We are victims manipulation, abortion, the rise of artificial contraception, deceit, abuse, and oppression in many parts of the world. Evil is surely afoot, but it doesn’t have the last word (Matthew 28:20).
This is where, as women, we respond with an Abyss of Love. I believe that women have a great and unique capacity to give and receive both precious life and profound love. This is not to say men cannot love. They surely can, and in many great ways that have changed our world. Yet, the focus of my blog are issues pertinent to Catholic women who are seeking authentic love in a thoroughly inauthentic world. Here at An Abyss of Love, I write about matters of faith and everyday living as it occurs to me as a woman. I pray that you will find joy and solace as you join me here at my blog.
I’m Sarah. I’m a convert to Catholicism with a passion for Marian devotions and a love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. More than anything, I want to be a channel of God’s love during my time here on earth.
This blog is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and is under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe.