January 6, 2011
I have been loving the readings at Mass this week, especially the first readings from 1 John.
This favorite token from yesterday:
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear."
I have heard this so many times, I can't tell you. But yesterday, I just prayed and prayed about what fears are driving me on a daily basis. It is so clear to me that these fears, even if they are little, demonstrate that I don't trust God perfectly, so I don't love God perfectly. So much to work on...
"If anyone says, 'I love God,' but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen."
I can think of a few people who make it very difficult for me to love them, but I also know that discipleship is not easy. I also know that if I love God, I must love them.
"And the victory that conquers the world is our faith." Just perfect.
I love you.