our love is not to be just words or mere talk,
but something real and active.
– 1 John 3:18
Love for others – following our Lord’s example – must go beyond mere talk;
it must show itself in deed and in truth.
There is no comfort in the selfish heart
– it is full of darkness and un-admitted desperation.
It is the generous heart, which gives from itself to others,
that is full of light which overflows on to others
and uplifts those in need of loving compassion.
True love is expressed in actions, actions that are guided by truth.
If we ‘close our heart’ when we see others in need
– then we do not truly love.
“We may give without loving,
but we cannot love without giving.”
– attributed to Bernard Meltzer
My Lord and my God,
do I love others in the manner You want me to?
Forgive me, Lord,
for so often looking for reasons and excuses
why I am unable to be caring towards others.
Lord, I pray that my love be directed
beyond those who love me in return.
Help me give, also and especially,
to those who cannot give me anything back in return.
Lord, teach me how to love .
– for this I pray with all my heart. Amen