One new understanding I’ve come to is this: We don’t have to conjure up love; love fills the core of our beings. The radical love at the heart of Christianity flows through every part of our lives. It nourishes our inner lives as we help nourish the world. It allows our outward acts of service to be authentic expressions of our inner lives. This is the spiritual path into which Jesus invites us, to lives in which love inhabits every part of our experience—our intentions, thoughts, feelings, and actions.
—Andrew Dreitcer, Living Compassion: Loving Like Jesus (Upper Room Books, 2017)
Can you let love flow through you today?
"We love because God first loved us."
—1 John 4:19 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, make me an instrument of your compassion.
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