Feb. 14: A Love from Here to Eternity

The late Sargent Shriver was one of the most admired public servants of the 20th century.  An integral part of the Kennedy administration, he founded the Peace Corps, and later served as President of the Special Olympics which his wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, created for children with intellectual disabilities.

The devotion Shriver and his wife shared throughout their 56 years of marriage was grounded in mutual respect and love for God.  In the book, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, their son Mark prints a letter his father once wrote to his mother that demonstrates how deep his love went.

It reads, “If I end up in heaven someday with our most precious Lord and Savior, you my courageous and wise wife will be the single most important reason for my being there.   Second only to our Lord himself, you will have saved my soul—by your intelligence, your example, your dedication to our Lord and to the Blessed Mother, by your faith and by your love.”

Let your spouse know how much he or she means to you—and center your lives around God.

Love never ends. (1 Corinthians 13:8)

Bless all married couples, Jesus.

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