Let Love Guide Us, Jan. 15 (Day 1)
O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Dear Lord, the starting place is always love, isn’t it? Everything we do should be viewed through the lens of love. These days, though, it is particularly hard. Self-serving opinions have taken the place of your guiding Word of Love. Help us, in these troubled times, to see all through the lens of love, of your love, because without that prism, we see through a glass but darkly. Help us to see our siblings, even the ones we might demonize, through the lens of love. Help us to see your words guiding us in what we do and say. Let love be in our truth and truth be in our love. Without love, nothing that we do is worthy. Amen.