An Offered Prayer

Lord, you have said, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.” (John 15:9) It is so hard to fathom a love so deep and wide and high as that. It is hard to take it in. Please make it possible for us to do so. Help us to believe it and to make it part of us. May the reality of it be as our own breath, flowing into our very cells merging with who we are. And may it be so much a part of us, that we see ourselves as you do, as your beloved. May it be so much a part of us that we reflect you, exuding your love to each and every person we meet. May we forgive as we have been forgiven, be merciful, as you have shown us mercy. And when we pause to contemplate your lavish grace, may it spill over from our gratitude and spill onto all those around us. May your love, mercy, and grace live in and through us to all, as you call them beloved too. And in doing so, may we recognize that we are all a part of one another.

About evask50

I am a spiritual director, ordained minister, and retreat leader.
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