Sabbatical Thought: Do I Know Love?

Sabbatical thought…. Do I even know how to love? Does anyone? …besides the Lamb? …Only in His Spirit can we possibly love as we are called to love…. like this…

At my favourite retreat centre, I spent time alone listening and reading and writing today.

Now, I just finished watching two hours of The Bible: Passion and Courage, and I wept uncontrollably. (Holy Week reflection for me is not over…) I was moved to realize just how much we’ve taken for granted, including how much Christ loves us and what he’s called us to do.

I also found myself clutching my Bible realizing how much Paul and John alone went through in order to write and preserve all that we read from them now today.

Now I sit on my resting bench in the afternoon sun trying to process all that I have just seen and felt.

“Jesus, what do you want me to know and do in the time that you’ve put me here?”

I listen…
I am prompted to pray…

“Jesus, lead me to love as you have loved. Forgive me for my selfishness and pride. I see that I so often love others because they love me first. You, Father, love us regardless of whether we love you!”

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