Monday, May 18, 2009

God is Love.

I'm still chewing on yesterday's readings. John and I went to separate masses yesterday, allowing me to fully participate, pay attention and enjoy. I was particularly moved by the second reading.

1 John 4: 7-10
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves
is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for
God is love. In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son
into the world so that we might have life through him. In this is love: not that we
have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.

As Alice, Sam, Grace and I headed out for church, we left the house frustrated and yelling about running late and kids dawdling. It certainly was not the tone I wanted set as we headed for mass. The days readings and theme of love moved me to tears as I recognized the simple and complete message...God is Love. Our love for others is a reflection of His love for us. Lord, thank you for this gentle reminder to mirror your love in our actions and words.


Joanna Osterloh said...

I enjoyed Sunday's readings as well.
By the way, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Joanna and I live in Maria Stein (actually, closer to Egypt) on my parent's farm. My fiancee lives in Minster, and from the looks of your picture below, I think he's a block or 2 away! (He lives next door to the Hair-Itage shoppe.
I've enjoyed reading your blog!
I saw this post on another blog, and I thought of you!

blessed to be a Mom said...

Don't Sunday mornings always seem to go this way? I think it is the devil's way of trying to keep us from either going to church or hardening our hearts so that we are not receptive to what God wants to do in us.