Thoughts For Today, Tuesday, August 9, 2016
When praying my Rosary, the Sorrowful Mysteries, this morning, covering the journey of Jesus to the cross, I read Pope Francis’ lessons for each Mystery. His thoughts reminded me to not take things at face value but to look under the surface of what is happening and see the deeper meaning.
Death on a cross by the Son of God. Not a death, as we would see from a human perspective, but a gift of love to all of us. Jesus wasn’t just dying, as our perception tells us, but he was giving so much love to all of us that our hearts should practically burst from overload when we receive it. A thousand of the best Christmas presents could never reach the joy we should feel within when we contemplate His actions that Good Friday. And if we want to be like Him, then we have to let His love flow through us in the same way. Not by climbing on a cross and dying there, but when our burdens come, hanging in there with sturdy hearts and hopeful souls, knowing that whatever our destiny is, the Lord will be waiting when we finish our journey.
Love is God’s makeup. Love is God’s heart. Love is the tool of God and so if we want to be like Him and His Son, and his saintly sons and daughters, then we must wield His tool of Love daily without restriction.
Love and you shall be loved. Love and never be alone. Love and never despair. Give love and anger will never affect you. Be Love and your heart will always be at peace.
It is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Peace be with you,