Friday 21 August 2020

Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time

Word for today
The Gospel of Matthew 22:34-40


Try, without love. Try, without loving your God with all your heart and with all that you are. Try, without loving yourself deeply and reverently. Try. Try, without loving your brothers. Try, without loving the earth that you walk on and the sky above you; try. Try, without loving the water you drink, without loving the food that you eat or the air that you breathe. Try, without loving the wind and the waterfalls, the animals and the glaciers. Try, without loving your breath, the beating of your heart and the pilgrimage of your blood. Try. Try without love, try.
Without love, you will spend days, seconds, moments putting yourself, others, life and God to the test. Without love you will only be able to put yourself to the test and to put everyone and everything to the test always. Try.