There is so much negative sludge going around – condemnation, unkindness, defamatory rhetoric (& not just in the U.S. presidential race!) Maybe this Lent we can try to take a moment to think about what we say before we say it? or write it? or forward it? or any-kind-of-social-media it?
Just ‘saying. We can lift ourselves and others up in the Light of God’s love, or we can drag ourselves (& others) down into the doldrums of deceit and darkness. It’s a choice.
Just like joy is a choice on dreary winter days.
“Joy is not simply a matter of temperament. In the service of God and others, it is always hard to be joyful – all the more reason why we should acquire it and make it grow in our hearts. Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is love; joy is a net of love by which we catch others.” Mother Teresa
So, what kind of nets are we using?
grace, peace & joyful nets
Virginia : )