Friday, May 7, 2010

I Have Given You Love, So That You May Give it to Others

“The love of God is the only eccentricity the world does not and will never accept.” Elisabeth Leseur (+1914)

Lord of all, you have given yourself entirely to me without reserve;

Oh, that I may give myself to you entirely and without reserve.

Everywhere I look I see your goodness.

You are the gentle eyes of the elderly man that looks toward me as I stand in line at the market.

You are the laughter I hear from the children waiting for the school bus near my house most mornings.

You are the song of the birds in my trees;

You are the cooing voice of the baby on his daddy’s shoulder at mass in the pew in front of me on Sunday morning.

There is nowhere I look that I do not see your face. Alleluia

It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain…..John 15:16

"I have given you my love, so that you may give it to others." BVM, Medjugorje to Marija 9-1985


Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful prayer.
God Bless!

Abbey's Road said...

WELCOME! I was overjoyed to see your comment and yes, please come by often. I now have a new blog to add to my little army of Spiritual Warriors! I like what I see and I, too, will visit you and add you to my favorites!


Sr. Ann Marie said...

Beautiful, insightful reflection. Thank you.

kam said...

Thanks. k

Mary N. said...

I loved your prayer, it was beautiful :) Love is the greatest thing of all!

Kathryn said...

This prayer is exactly what I need today. I heard the words at mass, but today has been one of those days, so thank you for opening my heart again to His Love. The name Daily Grace for your blog is perfect!

Daily Grace said...

Thank you all and may God fill you with His joy!

Abbey's Road said...

I just finished saying my Rosary and this was perfect! I felt I was led to your blog this time by God, Himself. Thank you for commenting, otherwise I may not have found you!

Peace, Love and Joy,

Colleen said...

Beautiful post. I love your prayer and the quote from Elizabeth Leseur.

Gabriella said...

Beautiful prayer! Can't stop saying it! :)

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I like your writing. Thank you.

God bless.

Michael said...

Beautiful prayer and a great reminder that He is everywhere. Did I pass Him by today?? God Bless

Anne said...

Cooing babies and singing birds, young and old alike-what beautiful places to find God!

Happy Catholic said...

Just beautiful. Thank you for your post, and thank you for loving Him so much.

ls said...

Very stirring prayer and quote. I so believe that love is the absolute most important thing in life that on my kitchen window sill over my sink is a plaque that says simply "LOVE". I want to be reminded every day that no matter what else I do that day if I don't love then it is a wasted day. God Bless.