Sunday October 29: Love Them ALL

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    • Posted by pbegeman on October 27, 2023 at 4:22 pm #138418

      To Practice

      – Some of us are just finishing up the e-retreat on Utmost Charity, a four-week practicum in going deeper into the daily practice of choosing agape love. One of the simplest ways we can choose love is by silently wishing others well throughout the day – people you know, people far away, people with whom you have difficulty, remembering we are loving God in them, and that God is loving through us. You can also do this before you get out of bed in the morning or before you go to sleep at night. Each day we begin anew. What do you learn?

      – Love your enemy in action: Watch this short video (1+ minute) of a released Israeli hostage wishing her Hamas captor “shalom.” It happens in the first 20 seconds.

      If  you wish, you may re-read the full reflection here:


    • Posted by linda rhead on October 29, 2023 at 2:30 pm #138483

      Sunday October 29: Love Them ALL

      Loving God in others and allowing God to love through us is central to brining lasting peace to our love starved world. “It all matters to the healing and transformation of the whole.” Our simplest prayer: use me, Abba. Amen. <3 linda

    • Posted by Adeline Behm on November 3, 2023 at 8:43 pm #138545

      My awareness examen this week ” wishing well to others, loving God in them, allowing God to love through me.” is very revelatory. I grew up where  my ethnic group wasn’t the in group here, nor was it in the land they came from. We learned to be good workers, valued as such. Without drawing attention to myself, I became very competitive excelling intellectually. Of course I put this at the service education for others especially those who had no one to advocate for them. But then it became a painful habit, being competitive ruled my life to the point that it was never enough. The positive side of the coin evaluating the situation or circumstances became the flip side of being judgmental. Memories of hurting others intentionally or unintentionally revealed an unforgiving attitude/habit. A wakeup call to be merciful for “we are not own; we belong to everyone else.” Consenting, consenting….

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