Connecting Point: July 25, 2021

Although I can never out-love God, I can strive to become the gift of love to others the Lord calls me to be. I must decide to love each and every day despite what the world “does to me.” I am trying to be better at this one day, one moment, one encounter at a time. Mind, or even more appropriately, heart, over matter.

God calls me to use the surplus of his love to love… unconditionally, and especially at times when it is so very difficult.

When someone hurts me, betrays me, leaves me, ignores me, cuts me off in speech or on the road, hangs me out to dry, talks about me behind my back, or won’t love me the way I desire to be loved, I must dive into the wellspring of His great love and decide to love.

Let us all resolve to relinquish selfishness as prisoners for the Lord, living in a manner worthy of the call we have received with all humility and gentleness. With patience, bearing with one another through love, let us strive to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, as we were also called to the one hope of our call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

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