Reflection on John 15:9-17

Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, priest

For me love’s journey has been a crooked line, because I have not fully embraced the virtue. My macho humanness is in the way of complete surrender, the one necessary thing that will make me whole.  I did not learn love’s depth in my youth, but now as Christ’s unconditional love approaches me, is it time to let go, time to harden my ability to accept its joy as I reach back, time to give it all away?  (Reflection on John 15:9-17)

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