The Light of Your Love (1)

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“The Light of Your Love”


Dearest Jesus,


Though this day and age is covered in and clouded by so much darkness, let me seek to see and be the Light:
the Light of Your Love.


In these times of so much discord and division, let me be the face of Your Mercy, the embrace of Your Forgiveness,
the Light of Your Love.


In these times of so much hatred and harshness, let me be the gesture of Your Gentleness, the touch of Your Tenderness,
the Light of Your Love.


In these times of so much lukewarmness and laziness,
let me be the blood of Your Charity, the sweat of Your Zeal,
the Light of Your Love.


In these times of so much hurt and harm,
let me be the tears of Your Healing, the hug of Your Hope,
the Light of Your Love.


In these times of so much doubt and disbelief, let me be
the tongue of Your Truth, the whisper of Your Wisdom,
the Light of Your Love.


In these times of so much skepticism and cynicism,
let me be the of gaze of Your Awe, the gasp of Your Wonder,
the Light of Your Love.


In these times of so much criticism and cruelty, let me be the eyes of Your Understanding, the voice of Your Encouragement,
the Light of Your Love.


In these times of so much individualism and indifference, let me be the feet of Your Service, the hands of Your compassion,
the Light of Your Love.


In these times of so much sadness and seriousness, let me be the smile of Your Peace, the laughter of Your Happiness,
the Light of Your Love.


At a time when love seems to be disappearing from the earth and darkness covers the land…Lord Jesus Christ, Light of the World, illuminate me until I radiate You everywhere I go and in everything I do, so that everyone I meet may leave just a little better and brighter by Your Presence shining within me! Let there be Light! Let there be Love!
Let me be the Light of Your Love!
Amen.


In the Light of Your Love,


Your Sinner, Servant, Soldier, Son…
Little Gregory
Your Beloved One


Verse:
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”
-Matthew 5:14-16 (NAB)


Quote:
“As stars illumine the night, so chosen souls illumine the earth. And the more perfect a soul is, the stronger and the more far-reaching is the light shed by it.”
-Jesus, to Saint Faustina in her Diary of Divine Mercy (502)


Song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQaWF_oEnaQ


Today’s Image of Our Lord is Nathan Green’s “Light of the World” Painting, inspired by Jesus’ words in John 8:12: “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but have the light of life.”

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