Friday, May 20, 2016

endless exchange

Lewis shows us a beautiful thing today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

He tells us about the never ending exchange that goes on in the body of Jesus. One forgives another, who in turn forgives him. It's like the picture above... who is kissing whom? Who is giving the other a hug? Who is loving whom? It's an endless exchange of love... just like we find in the Trinity. God the Father is the lover... Jesus the Son is the beloved. And the exchange of their love creates the person of the Holy Spirit.

We have this endless exchange of love in all of our relationships. Who is cheering up whom when I call my friend and we talk for a few minutes? Who is blessing whom when I give a dollar to the homeless person on the corner? Who makes whose life worthwhile when a parent teaches a child how to spell? We are constant sources and recipients of blessings all day long, in every relationship.

God, please help us to take ever greater part in the endless exchange.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

Every single day over and over