Greetings Prayer Warriors,
How difficult it is to fathom the love and mercy of God. His love is unconditional, unlike ours which easily flames out. His mercy is an ocean awaiting our plunge. Ours is more like a mud puddle. Our humanness, sometimes truly feels like a “condition”.
I am who I am. You are she who is not. (God to St. Catherine of Siena.)
In marriage, our love can seem to follow the phases of the moon; sometimes bright and shining, other times completely invisible. Likewise, our mercy is about as minute as the tiniest star, yet we perceive it to be brightly twinkling. God however, beckons us instead to become like the sun/Son, shining with warmth, emitting a positive energy, and fearless of both darkness and gloom. For the Son never leaves us Our love and mercy is meant to be like the presence of God in the burning bush, something that can’t be consumed or expended. The only way that is possible though, is to clothe ourselves with Christ and pray for His Spirit to move through us.
Holy Spirit, come fill us with your love, bathe us in your mercy. May your Love cast out our fears, renew our peace, and move through us to our spouse. May we imitate your love and mercy and continue to reflect what Pure Love looks like. Lend us your heart, that our hearts might beat in union with yours. Without you, we are nothing.
Peace, Joy, and Love,
Love and mercy; pass it on!