Beloved, we love God
because God first loved us.
1 John 4: 19
Real love is a gift and a response to a gift.
The problem is that sometimes we think we don’t need to be loved. Sometimes we think we are not worthy of being loved.
Both attitudes close us in on ourselves, isolate us.
But when we open ourselves to receive love, great things can happen. God’s love can get through our self-sufficiency or our self-deprecation.
But that also means that we need to reflect God’s love to others so that they can be opened to love.
God loves us first, but that love can be passed on.
So today, let yourself be loved and let yourself love.