10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Jane Borg (No.182)
'but whoever keeps and teaches [these commandments], he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.' (v 19)
We teach others by the way we live our own call as disciples of Jesus. The whole law of God by which disciples live is underpinned by the greatest commandment of all, as given to us by Jesus:
"Love the Lord your God with your whole heart, mind and soul; and love your neighbour as yourself." Mark 12:30
That is very hard to do unless we are constantly drawing from the source of all love. In our busyness, we need time to connect with Jesus.
We need to call on the Holy Spirit to pour God's love into our hearts. We need to ask Him to remove the scales from our eyes that prevent us seeing Jesus in all we meet.
If we can love each other with the power of the love of Christ who sacrificed all for us, we can live as lighthouses shining light into those who do not feel the love of Christ in their lives.
What a challenge for us all. Yet the grace is there for us if we ask.
Read the scripture slowly.
Reflect on its meaning for you.
Listen to God's voice in the stillness.
Pray for God's blessing upon you.