As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.
Today at work I spent the day watching the DVD presentations and reviewing the workbook for Encounter, the new middle-school Scripture study based on The Bible Timeline. In the second lesson, on the book of Exodus, Mark Hart made an observation that made me sit up and take notice:
“God gave us the commandments not to control us, but out of love. The Commandments are for the soul what an X-ray machine is for the body: They show us where we are in need of healing.”
Well said, Mark!
Today’s Love in Action: When was the last time you made an examination of conscience, and availed yourself of the healing sacrament of reconciliation (confession)? Open yourself to the Divine Physician, who loves you no matter what.