From Inside the Collar
"Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action." We get the concept, but the execution remains elusive.
The definition, much less the living of love, is not common knowledge.
Biblically "to know" does not mean intellect, but participation. We can't read about it and then do it. (You can't learn how to ride a bicycle from a book.) To know love, first we must be loved. Tragically, many of us are not only imperfectly loved, but actually wounded by those who vowed to love us but were not able. Because they didn't know themselves. Break the cycle.
We love because He first loved us. There is one source of perfect love and God loves all of us, perfectly. We have one perfect parent in God who invites us to live in His Love, eternally. Our Father...
Loaves & Fishes RI
We wish you a wonderful month of May. It has been a long winter and an elusive spring—particularly for those we serve at the Emmanuel House shelter. Usually cheerful men have joined us in occasional grumbles about the raw weather. But now we are enjoying longer days and warmer ones. The need for enough food is a year-round one, and your generous donations of all the items we offer are warmly appreciated. Bless you for filling our truck as it goes to serve these men.