Lovers always take the first step
The reason for our existence is to love God with total commitment and to relate to our brothers and sisters with an attitude of love inspired by the love of God Himself. In God’s eyes, our love for Him if it is not a participation in His love and not expressing himself in the service of men is mere illusion. As we see, the first conversion is easy, but difficult is the conversion away from seeking self-interest . Giving up for the good of the other what you would like to own for yourself. It is love that “does nothing of shame, is not selfish, does not become angry, does not take into account the evil suffered; it does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth. It excuses everything, believes everything, expects everything, bears all “(1 Cor 13: 5-7). But, for love to pass through in your life, you need to be humble. It will be necessary to forgive many times and ask for forgiveness every day, every hour, every moment when it is necessary. Who do you need to love concretely today? The one who loves always takes the first step.
Jesus I trust in you! Luzia Santiago
Co-founder of the Canção Nova Community