May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/102614.cfm

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law tested him by asking, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” 

Love is the greatest of all the commandments. Jesus tells us to love God and then our neighbors “as yourself”. Do you love yourself? Do you know how to love yourself? It is easy to love others, but loving ourselves can be very difficult. Put yourself in God’s embrace, feel the love He has for you and believe that you are precious to Him. Once you believe that, God’s love will envelope you and fill you with His love, allowing you to love yourself. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me unconditionally. Your love has filled me with a joy that allows me to love you and others, but most of all myself. I praise you Father, in Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

I love you, Lord, my strength.

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