Every cell in your body is paying attention to your thoughts, your emotions and the words that you speak. What are you speaking into existence? Life and death are in the power of the tongue.
Now, more than ever, we need to practice forgiveness: starting with forgiving ourselves and then working out into the community. Change begins when we let go of what we have been holding onto, in order to embrace all.
“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” John Greene
We want the pain to stop, but part of the healing process is learning to let go and release what we were holding onto. Love and compassion – for ourselves as well as others – is what gives us the strength to let go.
Love your enemies: a month to be compassionate. What does compassion and love really look like in our lives? Is it just a bargain or trade that we do with others that treat us well? Or do we overflow with love?
Can you see how God is enriching every aspect of your life, even giving you the right words to say and the knowledge of what you need to know when you need it?
Lectionary: John 1: (1-9) 10-18 We call ourselves Christians (followers of Christ), and yet Jesus says that we are children of God. What’s the difference?