© Beth A. Richardson, betharichardson.com
God of love, help me put aside my critical, compulsive thinking and search for the way of love. Amen.
Think less; love more.
Cuteness alert! This my Scottie, Jack, who came to live at our house seven years ago. He's the cutest dog ever. :-) Jack's totally into the present moment. And he is all about love. When I'm with him, I'm also in the present — thinking less and loving more. (At least most of the time.)
Share the challenges to loving that you are encountering today — what reminders help you to love more and overlook the little things?
Teresa of Avila
Another book from The Upper Room Spiritual Classics. (Yes, I'm into these!) Teresa of Avila lived in 16th-century Spain. She was a Carmelite nun and was friends with another mystic from that time, John of the Cross. She was a writer and a Doctor of the church.
I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”