Reflection for August 2015

“Natural love loosens the soil of the soul making it soft and pliable to the actions of God’s grace.  Each personal encounter of human love is a preparation for that religious surrender of our life to God which we call faith.  Our natural experiences of love activate the energies of enthusiasm within us and give us the vitality needed for the heroic practice of our Christian faith.  If love is an active force within our life, our whole being will become radiant with physical, mental, and emotional energy and health.  Our bodies will be transparent and glowing with the desire to go out to other and give ourselves in love to mankind and God.”

Arise, p. 178