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Tuesday, February 09 2021

Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 'This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself. 

-Matthew 27:37-39

Love is not happy with evil. But it is full of joy when the truth is spoken. It always protects. It always trusts. It always hopes. It never gives up. 

-1 Corinthians 13: 6-7


Are you a noticer? Are you a keen observer of details? When do you do that best?

During a week when there are lots of expressions of love. I would invite you to share God's love by noticing others today. Rachel Macy Stafford, a writer and encourager, shared this invitation and it has stuck with me.

"Let us notice our endless efforts, rather than any less-than-desirable outcomes. Let us notice how hard people are working, not how quickly they are providing service. Let us notice where our love and kindness is needed, rather than spew criticism and scrutiny where it is not needed. Love others right where they are. Love others just as they are. Someone is just waiting for us to notice what's blooming (or wilting) inside that could use a little undivided attention. We are all just waiting for someone to notice - notice our pain, notice our scars, notice our fear, notice our joy, notice our triumphs, notice our courage. And the one who notices is a rare and beautiful gift."

I share this invitation with you as we go into this day and this week. How can you share God's love with someone in this way?


Prayer for Today

Gracious and Loving God, thank you for the gift of your unconditional love. Guide as we go through our day to be open to the ways you would have us share it today. In Christ's Name, Amen.

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