Reflection on John 15:9-17

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)


I use the ancient practice of Lectio Divina prayer recalling then writing down my thoughts that occur during the meditative portion of the prayer. I have a tendency to include the other in my thoughts prior to beginning Lectio which seems to influence the result.