There are so many expressions of love all around us. Our hearts are uplifted when we witness those signs of love. Our love for God, for our neighbour and for ourselves are interconnected and interdependent. Ultimately, of course flowing first from the heart of God whose gaze towards us in love is assured.
Perhaps today we can focus on what is challenging that call to love which Christ makes to us in the Gospel from Matthew 22:34-40. Our trust in God's love may be on shakey ground, our trust in others who have let us down and a negative view of ourselves maybe preventing us reaching out in love. We can pray for the grace to be renewed in love.
You may wish to listen to 'Let love free' track 5 from 'Holy Land'. I have posted the lyrics for you to follow.
You are loved
You are gifted
Silence those voices that say otherwise
Stand in the light
Let the sun warm your heart
Even the parts of you you’d rather ignore
And let love carry you, and let love cradle you, and let love nurture you and let love free
Formed by love
In your mother’s womb
Embrace the power of such tender love
Into the light
That place where dreams come true
The heart of all hearts is beating for you
Let that love carry you, let that love cradle you, let that love nurture you and let love free
Let love with bright wings
From which all hope springs
Bless you in all things
And give you peace
You are loved
Let your love go free
Out into places
For your love to be
Holding the light
The light that has guided you
Lead you to find a love to believe
Let that love carry you…….
Blessings on your week