Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; Psalms 98:1-4; I John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17
An acclaimed photographer describes his attitude and approach to his craft…
“Letting go of the self is an essential precondition to real seeing. In an attitude of genuine openness, when you let go of yourself, you abandon any preconceptions about your subject matter. When you let go, you open yourself up to new ideas and feelings, and they will surely guide you.”
In the context of today’s Gospel Lesson, we acknowledge that only when we let go of ourselves — only when we let go of our self-centeredness, egoism and pride can we truly open ourselves up to the loving, sustaining, fulfilling, guiding Presence of the Lord, Jesus.
There’s the amusing story of a young man who was determined to win the affection of a young woman, who up to that point had refused to even talk to him. Undeterred, he decided to write her a love letter. In fact he began writing her a love letter every single day. When she didn’t…