TUESDAY OF THE THIRTIETH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
Jesus wants us to receive the love he offers. He wants nothing more than that we allow him to love us and enjoy that love. This is so hard since we always feel that we have to deserve the love offered to us. But Jesus wants to offer that love to us not because we have earned it, but because he has decided to love us independently of any effort on our side. Our own love for each other should flow from that first love that is given to us undeserved.
from Father Henri Nouwen, The Road to Daybreak
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