Daily Meditation for February 15, 2022

Yesterday we celebrated Valentine’s Day. This reminded me of the commandments of love; love God above all things and your neighbor as yourself. We show our love for God through prayer, sacrifice and the way that we treat others. But God also tells us to love ourselves. Does this mean that we are always number one? No, it means that we recognize that God has created us as a unique individual with certain gifts and talents to share. It is in recognizing the gifts and abilities that God has given us and being grateful for them. We show our gratitude by using them to glorify God and to serve others. If God has given you the ability to be a good listener, put it into practice by listening to family and friends even when that may be difficult.

By Betty Larson, OSB