I have a teacher that shows me how to love. I also have a guide who is always with me that helps lead me to a divine love. Not as our culture defines love, but a love that is marked by kindness, compassion and mercy that wills the good of the other.
As I walk through the season of Lent, I ask Jesus to show me the way to divine love. I invite the Holy Spirit within me to prune away the thorns in my heart that allows good fruit to grow. I ask myself, what stands in my way today to see those in front of me through the eyes of love? The answer is my agenda, my needs, my expectations, and what I want to get done to feel good about myself. Then I ask myself, what else am I holding onto that is keeping me from you? What have I not given up and I try to listen with the ear of my heart?
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.Luke 1:46-49
Lord, today I will make my agenda and surrender it to you. May you grant me the grace to let go of what I need too in order to live Your divine love.