WEEK TWO- LOVE: PERSONAL REFLECTION
This week we looked at a few places where Jesus lived, served and loved. We recognized that love lives in all of our Places of the Heart– places we will remember, places where we learned and grew, places where precious memories began, places where we were welcomed and cherished and treasured. Our Places of the Heart are formed where Love is found- through relationships, feelings and experiences, not in structures alone.
~What would you consider as your five favorite Places of the Heart?
~Do you have any places that may have been uncomfortable or painful, and yet became a place where you grew in love?
~If you don’t already have one, how might you create a special place for time with God?
~Jesus called the disciples, showing us the love that comes from trust and reliance. In what way might you deepen your trust in him? What personal treasure of value are you willing to place in his hands?
~Jesus healed many people, showing us the compassion and the hope he has for all of us. In what way might you show another person compassion and hope? Does someone come to mind today?
~Jesus taught us a new way of being and loving, showing us love perfected. In what way might you try to live differently today? Are you being called to think or act in new ways?
~Jesus surrendered his life in love, showing us deep abiding obedience and selflessness. Where are you most selfish? With your time? Possessions? Finances? Attention? How might you change?
~You are beloved by God. How does this awareness affect your Advent waiting?
Spend some time in quiet and grateful reflection.