What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Jean Houston
Meditation: Loving is a powerful experience. As we attach to a certain person, a certain place or a certain time in our life, we are being changed forever. As we experience true love, we will always have it as a resource available to us. When life has us leave the person, the place or the time we loved, we are still taking the memories with us. They are ingrained in our bodies and our souls. I invite you to spend five or ten minutes today sitting quietly and recalling certain words, feelings, smells or interactions when you loved somebody or somebody made you feel deeply loved. This is the bread of life God wants you to enjoy daily. Drinking deeply from those recalled memories is the daily living water God wants you to have. All persons, places and times in your life when you have loved and you have been loved are parts of you. You can never lose them.
Prayer: God of Love, we pause today to eat and drink from our memories of being loved and of loving. Sometimes doing so causes tears to well up in us: tears of love, tears of gratitude, tears of warmth and also tears of longing. Help us allow for those loving tears to stream freely. They are healing tears of love. Thank You that all those experiences of genuine love can and will never be lost. Amen
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1. Corinthians 13:7-8