Wednesday Wisdom: Living Deep Love
We are created from love. We are love. And during this period of Lent, a time of deep reflection and reflection, I am noticing what separates me from love. What separates you from love and closes your heart?
I was really struck in yesterday’s gospel, (Luke 6:36-38), by the words, “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned…”
Pause and ponder these things in your own heart. How are you judging yourself? How are you condemning yourself?
One of my new year’s intentions was to grow in my capacity to love. Surprisingly, this intention has invited me into a journey of deep inner love for myself.
How are you being called to embrace and love yourself more deeply, so that you can open your heart more to others and to the world?
Here’s a poem by St. Francis of Assisi (translated by Daniel Ladinsky)
He Asked for Charity
God same to my house and asked for charity.
And I fell on my knees and
What may I
“Just love,” He said,
Pause & Prayer:
- I invite you to pray and meditate on Luke’s gospel (6:36-38). Ask yourself: How am I judging myself right now? How am I condemning myself?
- Connect to your heart and listen to your need for healing and deeper self-love. Can we more and more trust in a loving Presence deep within?
I invite you to listen to this meditation on love.