Harder Than It Sounds (1 Jn 4:20) by Fr. Andrew Dickinson

09 Jan Harder Than It Sounds (1 Jn 4:20) by Fr. Andrew Dickinson

love one another

Welcome God now with this LIFE Runners Devotion (FB) provided by Team Leaders and Guest Authors.
“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.” ~ 1 John 4:20 (full readings)
Fr. Andrew’s Reflections:   We live in a romantic world that makes love seem light and easy.  At Christmas time we think of the infant Jesus as the Blessed Virgin, St. Joseph, and others gaze upon him with affection. But that affection is an invitation to love, it is not love itself.  Love is shown forth as St. Joseph leads them into Egypt.  Love is shown in the fullness of living, not just in the affection.  To build a culture of life, we must build a culture of love.  To love is to choose the good of an Other, even when it is difficult.  Love when it hurts, love when it isn’t easy, love when it is messy.  We build a culture of love one trial at a time.
* Father Andrew Dickinson is originally from Yankton, SD.  He serves as Director of Pius XII Newman Center at South Dakota State University and Pastor of St. Paul’s in White, SD.
Faith Challenge:  Prepare your own heart for great acts of love and create empathy for those who struggle to love the unborn by yourself loving (choosing/doing good for) anyone who challenges you.

Counter-Culture News:  LifeSiteNewsLifeNewsAmerican FamilyVaticanProject Rachel.
Our Prayers:  Pray LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion.  Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day:  
Saint Adrian, Abbot.
Faith Quote:  “Unless the LORD build the house, they labor in vain who build. Unless the LORD guard the city, in vain does the guard keep watch.” ~ Psalm 127:1
Through Christ Our Lord,
Fr. Andrew
Phil 3:12
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