Monday, March 13, 2023
Walk in love
An excerpt from 2 John 1:5-6
And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment just as you have heard it from the beginning – you must walk in it.
Reflection from Bev Laurell, St Gregory’s Episcopal Church:
I guess I’m pretty literal, and as such, ‘walk in love,” takes me to the word “walk.” That’s something we almost all did during the pandemic, solitary walks. Time to let our thoughts wander, to observe nature, to nod a human connection to the people we pass, to speak with God, to pray, to praise. Those walks where we are in harmony with God.
The other “walk” is the putting one foot in front of the other, walking or stumbling along, lost in our worry, sorrow, or guilt, but nonetheless still receiving God’s love. God’s grace helps us to make those steps, although we don’t know it at the time.God carries us through the hurts, the overwhelming problems, the worries,when our eyes are downcast and we walk through dark places in our life, or deserted hospital hallways late at night.We are still walking in love through God’s grace, and soon we will represent His love to others. We are always walking in love.
Photograph by Bev Laurell, St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
• Psalm 81
• Genesis 24:1-27
• 2 John 1:1-13
“Seasons of Love” from the Broadway musical Rent
Measure your life in love.
Tags: Lent 2023