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Love

Often we speak about love as if it were a feeling. But if we wait for a feeling of love before loving someone, we may never learn to love well. The feeling of love is beautiful and life-giving, but our lovingness cannot be based in that feeling.

To love is to think, speak, and act because we are infinitely loved by God and called to make that love visible in this world.

Mostly we know what the loving thing to do is. When we "do" love, even if others do not respond with love, we will discover that our feelings catch up with our acts.

  • Compassion

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Change

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. 

  • Reverence

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Maintain the Capacity to Forgive

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.   

  • Integrity

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Prayer for Inner Peace

Lord, help me cultivate peace within myself. I am so prone to create chaos, which only leads to panic, and ultimately, confusion, and fear. And, in this confusion and fear, I freeze myself from action.  

I find myself stuck, and this only creates more fear, panic and confusion. I know I have peace within because you are within.  Lord, help me to embrace you. Help me to embrace my peace within and have the courage to act.  Amen.

  • Reverence

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