As I walk the path of God’s love, I’m called not only to love God with all my heart and soul but to love my neighbor as myself. How well I love myself is a topic for another time. But if I love the way God calls me to love I am a light that shines through the darkness in others’ lives.
We all have our individual crosses to bear. It is the impact of being human and living in an unjust world. We can ease another’s burden with kindness, showing others that they are seen, that they matter, and that they are loved. The gift of the cross can be both hard and beautiful at the same time. Walking alongside my husband in sickness and in health has been my greatest joy and touched on my greatest fears. This allows me to turn to God for strength and ultimately spiritual growth. As a caregiver, I give up myself daily and share deeply in the cross of others.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.St Augustine
Thank you, Lord, for helping me follow Your example by bearing my crosses with endurance and humility, walking the path of learning to love and to love my neighbor.