Learning How to Love from the Bible

Added 21 December 2017 by Fr. Mike Schmitz

Loving someone rightly is difficult because selfish motives often seep into even our closest relationships. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz uses the story of the Fall in Genesis to show how, despite our selfish motives, we are still made for love. He shows how the Fall was not a curse from God but a remedy for humanity’s broken idea of love. Because Adam and Eve—and subsequently, each one of us—chose self-preservation over self-gift and wanted pleasure apart from sacrifice, God had to teach us that love costs something. He provided a remedy and a Redeemer so we could learn to be a gift from him to others.


Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz

Duluth, MN

Chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministries at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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