John the Baptist Preaching
And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value. Philippians 1:9
To prepare the Way of the Lord, I deliberately practice the qualities love wherever I find myself.
Patience. Kindness. Forbearance. Trust. Hope. Reverence. Humility. Gratitude. Compassion.
Today I will choose to love.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Sketch for “Jesus the Son of Man”, 1923
graphite and watercolor on paper
Metropolitan Museum of Art
As members of the human family, we are interconnected, entwined with the One who made us in love and for love.
Made in God’s image of love and goodness, we are called to take on the nature of God, called to be love and goodness in the world, called to “live in Love’s energy and to love goodness.”
Today I will practice love by looking for goodness in everyone I meet.
May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all. 1 Thessalonians 3:12a