The second day of the Novena of Peace focuses on love. In St. Francis’ prayer to become an instrument of peace, we seek to love with our whole being.
Lester Sauvage, MD has been an amazing example of that kind love. The quote that begins his autobiographical chapter in Opening Hearts is from the Jesuit prayer of Love and Praise: Lord, my God, when your love spilled over into creation, you thought of me. I am from love, of love, for love.
What a wonderful image! God’s love is so great it overflows in an endless stream of loving thought from which each one of us is created. Reflect for a few moments on the meaning of the concept that you are love. It is your intrinsic essence. It is your present. It is your destiny.
With that knowledge, will you think or act differently today?