…and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. –Proverbs 11:25
Seeking Love in a Loveless World
Futile in this world to find
Felt deep in this heart of mine
A faithful love that is truly kind
Charity in this world passes me by
Making my depressive mind think it a lie
A faithful love that will never die
Hope for this world while I live
Kindness for others I try to give
A faithful love that will always forgive
Only from one do I find true love
This heavenly gift comes from above
A faithful love that is deeply enough
Filling me with warmth holy and pure
For my cyclical depression, the only cure
A faithful love that will forever endure.
K.A. Ball 2018
Through many years of prayer and contemplation, meditating on the Scriptures and Church teachings, I have come to believe that the reality of love exists in the Holy Presence of a Loving God. How is it that I can come to know and commune with the God of Love?
Jesus came to earth to teach us how to know and love God. By his miracles, awesome teachings, and merciful death and resurrection, as a disciple of Christ, we can choose to live a life constantly seeking to know and love the One True God. With Prayer, the Gospels, and the church, revelations about God’s love for me is experienced at times when I’m at my lowest. God’s love saves me; His mercy endures forever.
In God’s presence, I understand that mercy is an essential virtue to practice when loving others because this world is imperfect. As a weak human being who makes daily mistakes, I am constantly following the way of Jesus so I can love like him.
Jesus teaches: But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you , pray for those who mistreat you; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as [also] your Father is merciful. –Luke 6: 27, 35-36