NOVENA OF TRUST - Day Fourteen
"From the fear of what love demands.
Deliver me, Jesus."
Whew - a hard petition to pray this morning! "From the fear of what love demands..."
What does love demand of us? At different points in our lives love can demand very different things. Living in a world that focuses more on, "Whatever I demand and want", can cause us (if we are not careful) to keep our eyes focused on ourselves and not on what true love is demanding of us.
There is a lesson I learned from a Priest friend that I lean on often. You see I can tend to be a self-centered person, I fight against it, but I fall into it often. This friend one day, as I was moaning and groaning about something, simply directed my attention to Jesus on the Cross and said, "Here is the only thing that matters."
What does love demand of us? Truth and honesty, courage, self-sacrifice, responsibility, empathy, acceptance.... The list goes on and on....
What is love demanding of you today?
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
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