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1 Acts 14:21-27
Psalm 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Revelation 2:1-5a
John 13:31-33a, 34-35
Love one another, as i have loved you. this is how
they will know you are my disciple. Gospel of John.
Most of the time, I pray for healing of troubled or conflicted feelings to-
wards my closest relationships, and completely miss my dearest of all rela-
tionships: the one with Jesus and how much he loves me!
Over and over, I rehash my troubled relationships, instead of loving or
praying for that person that has hurt me and loving them anyway.
My human nature is to lash out, give them the cold shoulder, or even more
harmful, I cut off communication with them to punish them, when in actu-
ality I am hurting myself. The consequences are tragic, too much time goes
by and those dear relationships die. I then mourn endlessly for those rela-
tionships I could have enjoyed.
I lose sight of my most important relationship, the one that is constant and
How often do I discuss with Jesus my feelings towards him? Do I share a
secret smile with my friend and companion, knowing he understands me?
Do I rejoice in his love for me?
I am so neglectful of my closest and most treasured of all relationships. I
forget that human relationships are sure to fail me, even my most trusted
human relationships are fragile. So, why then do I not rely on my most
trusted of all relationships?