Ordinary Time


What expression of love do I desire from God today?

What expression of love will I offer the world today?


When Jesus finished saying these things, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, so that the Son can glorify you. You gave him authority over everyone so that he could give eternal life to everyone you gave him. This is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you sent.”

John 17:1-3


Jesus reveals the majesty of God to us throughout his life and ministry and God reveals the beauty of creation through becoming human in Jesus. It is God’s deep desire for us to know the truth and so God sent Jesus to the world to teach us. Jesus shows us the truth, the way of love – a great overflowing, unbounded, and unreserved love that God offers to all people.

Acknowledging this truth in our life means letting love guide our decisions just as Jesus did. God calls us to consider how what we say and do demonstrates love for our neighbors and for the earth. When we follow Jesus’ teachings we, too, glorify God and reveal the majesty of creation.

Samantha Clare


Glorious God, you alone are worthy of praise. In your authority, show me what is right and good so that I might be an agent in revealing your love to the world. You have given me eternal life. Amen.


God’s love for the world is worthy of praise.

Send me out into the world today to glorify God in all that I say and all that I do.