Speaking the Truth

We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Reaching for God

Raise your eyes and look about;
they all gather and come to you.
Isaiah 60:4

They all gather and come. Sometimes we can get caught up in our own little worlds that we forget there are many different worlds out there. Worlds of people of different shapes and sizes and colors. Yet many of us who look so different may have some commonalities. We may all believe in the same God. We may have loving parents. We may not. We may have come from the same school or the same neighborhood and never knew it. Either way, we are all God's children.

Because we are all God's children, we need to remember to respect each other and to love each other as we love Jesus. Treat each other as we would treat Jesus. Strive to see Jesus in everyone we meet, regardless of what they look like or where they have come from, or the hateful words that may have just come out of their mouth. Love them anyway. Look for Jesus in them. There is a reason for every person in our life. God put us here on Earth for a reason. And while we don't know what those reasons are right now, they will be revealed to us. In the meantime, we should love each other as He loves us.

Dear God, remind me to see the goodness in everyone I meet. Help me seek you through them.

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