Sunday, January 27th


"Love must be sincere.  Hate what is evil and cling to what is good." - Romans 12:9

 Dear God, you have made all of us with the amazing capacity to love.  We can love you, people, pets, places, things, music and even concepts.  Since our fall, it is so hard or us to discern good things to love from the bad.  So, we fall in love with people who are bad for us, or we fall in love with things and turn a cold shoulder to people.  Or we love things that ultimately destroy us.  We can also so easily turn from our spouse or family and love only people who don't know us so well and present themselves as someone easy to love.  Please help me make my love sincere.  I want to love the unlovable, to care for the lost, and the forgotten   I also want to love unconditionally.  I want to be like Jesus, who loved us all exactly the same.  He rejected the evil thought that we can chose to NOT love anyone.  By your Holy Spirit, lead my heart to love purely all people and everything that is good for my soul, even if it causes trouble for me.  Help me to love the people I am "stuck " with too.  And help them to love me since they are "stuck" too. AMEN

 "True love is given and taught by God through his Son.  All other love is a cheap imitation."