August 20, 2009
...besides him there is no other. To love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself - this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. Mark 12:32-33
Today's lectionary reading from Mark reminds me - yet again, since I seem to have memory issues (what with being human and all) - about what matters. It's not about "doing" it right, it's about love.
I learned today about how being hard on myself may have served me in years gone by, but is now getting in the way to living into my pastoral identity. My colleagues are providing fantastic mirrors for self-reflection and my supervisor is helping discern fresh ways to approach situations that I had never even considered.
Love, love, love....of God and Neighbor - and self.
How are you loving your self so that you can love your neighbor and God, in this moment?