To live a meaningful and blessed life, we are to do two things: love God and care for our neighbor. Justice is where we give our neighbor their due. When we work for justice, we find peace. As our acts of justice grow in love, we bear the fruit of generosity. Love is not defined by the values of our culture. It is defined by God’s truth, the living word that inspires us and calls us to action as we respond to the call.
Take a few deep breaths and invite the Holy Spirit to be present in this time together and reading of sacred scripture (lectio divina). Read the following passage slowly noticing a word or phrase that stands out to you. Take a breath and do it again, and again. What is the living God saying to you and calling you to do today?
“Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.”
–1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Weekly Summary. Action of Love.
Sunday. Called to Love. Learning to love means putting God’s will above mine.
Monday. Positive Direction. God flows in one exclusively positive direction.
Tuesday. Loving Well. I really didn’t know what love was.
Wednesday. Guide to Life. We strive to live our best life.
Thursday. Be Born. You are born in me.
Friday. Lacking Nothing. A new way of thinking.