Just a few thoughts for this Monday afternoon…
I consider myself to be spiritual rather than religious. I find I am closest to my “creator” or “higher power” or my “place in the universe” when connecting with humanity or spending time in self reflection. Church has rarely felt like a spiritual home but yet when I do go (regardless of the denomination) I often find that the common language is love.
Today I attended the school wide mass at Saint John the Evangelist because it meant a lot to my daughter.
I honestly don’t remember what the specific reading was but as the priest began to speak he reiterated that Jesus in this reading was the voice of truth. Truth is the voice of love. And ultimately love is a universal language. While our deity, our religious affiliation, our belief systems, or our ways of worship may be vastly different, at our core, I believe what we want is truth and love.
He went on to speak about the lies that we believe about ourselves. Things like “I am unloveable” “I am worthless” “I am not enough” ….. he then repeated words that I’m sure many of us are familiar with “The truth will set you free”
And oh my …. those words hit me this morning. If truth is love and the truth sets us free it’s because the power of love is stronger than any lies we tell ourselves.
This is not meant to be a religious post or really even a spiritual one… I simply want to remind each and every one of us that the lies we tell ourselves can be cast aside with words of truth and love.
I know I speak the truth when I say “you are loved, you are worthy, and you are enough!”