Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Today’s text

John 13:34

I give you a new commandment: love one another; you must love one another just as I have loved you.


Jesus calls us to ourselves. He calls us to our joy, the joy God intends for every human soul, a joy that is known only in loving.

Creation, life and our precious lives are expression of God, who is Love--the One who creates us out of the fullness of divine being. All that is--and each of us--is an expression of divine being, an extraversion of the substance of God’s soul, a soul that is all love and nothing but loving.

Love creates for the joy of giving and seeing its own joy in the face of that which it creates.

Love hungers to see the smile that lights our eyes when we wake up once more and realize the wonder and sheer gratuity of being alive, of coming to a new day and feeling fresh spring breeze on our flesh.

Love smiles on the startled face of our amazement when we realize we were called from nothingness into existence solely that we might know ourselves loved.

We are children of this Love, extraversions of Love’s inner heart, incarnations of the One Love from all creation comes.

The call to love as Jesus loves is a call home, a call to be ourselves, a call to share the joy of the One who made us.

We come to one more day, one more opportunity to tremble with joy at the gift of our existence, one more chance to laugh and sing, to witness beauty and to give the beauty of grace and love to Love’s other children that they, too, might be themselves.

We have now, this moment. Tomorrow is not ours and may never be. But today is ours, and we can pour out whatever love as is in us--and share God’s own smile.

It’s what we are made for.

Pr. David L. Miller

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