Looking With God’s Love
Pray To Receive The Spirit Of God

One Love Moving In Unity

The love of God, neighbor, and self is one love moving in unity. Jesus said in Mark 12:29-31, “And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mk. 12:30-31. NLT). Henri Nouwen says that we see this unity “when we direct our whole being toward God, [then] we will find our neighbor and ourselves right in the heart of God” (Sabbatical Journey. 1998:179). 

Nouwen continues on saying “prayer heals. Not just the answer to prayer. When we give up our competition with God and offer God every part of our heart, holding back nothing at all, we come to know God’s love for us and discover how safe we are in his embrace.” We will find the joy of living and the peace that is undefinable “even though God might guide our life in a different direction from our desires” (The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey. 1988:120).

Let us live our lives in Jesus. Paul says: “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in [Jesus] and through him to reconcile to himself all things” (Colossians 1:19-20a. NIV).


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