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In Christian theology , Charity Latin Caritas is considered as one of the seven virtues and is understood by Thomas Aquinas as "the friendship of man for God", which "unites us to God ". He holds it as "the most excellent of the virtues ". The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines "charity" as "the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God".
As images of God, human persons are created for love. This is good news! We are the only bodily creatures called to the vocation of love. This sets us apart from the animals and plants. Our ability to love and create new life is a gift given to us by God and like any other gift, it needs to be properly formed, respected and protected. Children need to be taught to esteem and safeguard their ability to love so they will develop healthy, happy, and holy relationships.