“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Romans 13:8

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Owe nothing to anyone – except for your obligation to love one another.

If you love your neighbour, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.

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– Romans 13:8

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REFLECTION…

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St. Paul has an incredible way with words!

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As Christians we are obliged to love others

– all others, everybody, including those who do not love in return;

including those who are indifferent towards us, or worse…

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It is actually all about giving to others,

and not quite the other way round, which is what we may often expect.

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In his beautiful prayer, St Francis of Assisi, asks the Lord

to grant that he may not so much seek to be loved as to love.

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St. Francis recognises that “it is in giving that we receive",

and that as we give of ourselves,

we receive the peace and blessing of our risen Lord Jesus.

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We are all called to be saints and turn the world upside down;

to do and to bring the exact opposite of what we find in our world.

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Today, if you’re feeling bold enough,

ask the Lord for strength to love

and to give of yourself to meet the needs of others.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love.

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For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. [St Francis of Assisi]

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One Response to “a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Romans 13:8

  1. amoskagwima says:

    Peace,Love and Unity to all friends and families, and more to our friends who falls in things which they attempt to do us, friends and families all evil deeds and thought, May God touch them with the Power of the Holy Spirit, LORD gracious hear us, Amen.

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