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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.
Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.”
View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.