As you prepare for this retreat, pause for a moment. Take several deep breaths and allow yourself to grow still. Be aware of God's loving presence within you.
He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people.
Love changes everything. It changes all that we do and say. Jesus embodies the love of God for us. This love was seen in Jesus' preaching and healing, his interaction with sinners, and his compassion for the poor. Jesus so loved his Father that his only mission was to do the will of the One who sent him. Jesus reveals to us the face of God. As we come to know God through Jesus, we are drawn into love with the Father. As we grow in this relationship, our love spills over to others, and the circle of love keeps growing.
In what ways can I show God's love today?
How can I nourish my spiritual life with God today?
Speak to God using this prayer or one of your own. Loving God, thank you for loving me and for inviting me into an ever-deeper relationship with you. May my love spill over and touch others.