Thursday, January 21, 2010

Increase our love?

Many times I have heard the prayer echoed, "Lord, increase our faith!" And faith is one of the three greatest spiritual gifts, along with hope and love. But if the greatest of these is love, then how do I go about increasing it?

I think first I'd like to love my own family more. Don't misunderstand; I love them more than anyone else in this world. Still, when I think back to the first moment I held my son in my arms and my heart broke and I was too awed to speak, I know that I don't always see him -- or anyone else -- as I should. Why do I have that reaction over a sunrise or a sunset every time I see one, but not over my family every time I see them? And that's before I tackle the subject increasing my love for the world at large ...

(To be continued)


Martin LaBar said...

I try to pray that often, about my family.


Weekend Fisher said...

For a simple thing, love takes a lot of learning.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF