“Letters to the Lord”
February 13th, 2018
Open the eyes of my heart to see all the many opportunities for little acts of love that You will sow throughout my day ahead. Indeed, every moment is ripe with new chances to practice virtue, from simply offering a warm smile to a stranger, to earnestly saying a short prayer for a friend, to merely picking up a piece of trash on the ground… And if done through, with, and in Love, even the smallest of these seemingly insignificant sacrifices can secretly and silently, mystically and miraculously transform the world. Though I may not see them take root here and now, one day in eternity I will surely be shown all the boundless beauty that blossomed forth within my soul and the souls of many others because of these little seeds of love. For You Who multiplied five loaves and two fish to feed the thousands shall never let any of my good deeds go unnoticed, unrewarded, unfruitful. Thus, my Lord and my God, allow me to grow in giving You and others just a little more of me: a little more cheerfulness…a little more tenderness…a little more openness…a little more love. Planted in the center of Your emblazoned Heart, these little seeds shall sprout up, spring forth, and spread out- even unto the ends of the earth- and through Your enamored Eyes, their nothingness shall come to mean everything.
In the Everything that is Your Love,
Your Sinner, Servant, Soldier, Son…
Your Beloved One
“Your every act should be done with love.”
-1 Corinthians 16:14 (NAB)
“Only love has meaning; it raises up our smallest actions into infinity.”
-Saint Faustina, Diary of Divine Mercy (502)
“Jesus, I love You!
Let me love You more and more every day
through all the little things I do, think, and say.
Today’s Image of Our Lord is an Eastern Orthodox Icon titled, “Christ the True Vine” which was inspired by Jesus’ words in John 15:5…