Daily Lenten Reflection

But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. –Matthew 6:33, NRSV

That love alone can sustain our spiritual lives is the truth I think Jesus was getting at – and the truth that Frances was able to live – when he told his disciples to take nothing with them for their journey.  You see, only when we are willing to set aside what we have strived for and achieved can we come to rely solely on God’s generosity and the generosity of others.  And it is precisely this unearned generosity that teaches us grace, which then frees us to receive God’s unconditional love. –Dustin Davis, Disarmingly Simple 

Reflect: 

  • How can “love alone” sustain your spiritual life?
  • Imagine being free to receive God’s unconditional love. What is currently restricting you from fully receiving divine love, grace, and generosity?
  • Prayerfully dwell with Matthew 6:33. What is God’s invitation to you in this text?

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