Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
August 19, A.D. 2005
Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14-16, 22
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Has there ever been a word more often said, more often sung: more often
Dear Jesus, You call me to love You with all my heart, mind and soul -- to
love my neighbor as I love myself. Yet how can I do that, when I don't
understand what love IS! For, to understand love, I would have to understand
YOU - for You are LOVE! (You and I both know how far away I am from that!)
Still, I think I understand, Lord, that it's not so important that I
understand, so much as that I do. The more I try to love You -- the more You
allow me to love. The more I love myself, me, with all my faults and
failings -- the more I'm able to love others; for surely, I couldn't love
myself unless You who are LOVE, loved me first.
You have proved Your love for me and for us all... and I ask myself right
here and now: "What have I proved today?"
Only with Your grace, Lord, can I love as You call me to do. Help me to
understand that all my sins are really my refusal to love. And always remind
me that when I love You first and foremost, only then can I begin to love
myself and others.
Thank you, Lord!
- Nancy Collingwood
Lives of the saints:
Friday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time
St. John Eudes, priest
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