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Daily reflections to get you through January

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This month, I’m the featured contributor over at My Daily Visitor, a publication of Our Sunday Vistor. Every day you can find a brief reflection on the day’s readings or saint of the day, and a one-line prayer.

Here’s today’s reflection/prayer. At the end is a link so you can subscribe for the rest of the month and every month after.

God Is Love

The poetry and power of today’s first reading are enough to take your breath away. “In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us.” Our faith does not exist because of anything we’ve done. It’s all gift, and already present within us.

God loves us with an overflowing love, a personalized version of the overflowing baskets of loaves and fishes that Jesus offers out of love in today’s Gospel. Do we willingly and generously share that gift until it multiplies into love unleashed on the world? Or do we hoard the love, worried there will never be enough? There is always enough, more than enough, enough to embrace the world and still have scraps and fragments and basketfuls of God’s love to spare.

Prayer: Thank you, God, for the abundant and unconditional love You have for me.

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