Ordinary Time


Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

from “The Love of God” by Frederick Martin Lehman (1917)


Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God. The person who doesn’t love does not know God, because God is love. This is how the love of God is revealed to us: God has sent his only Son into the world so that we can live through him. This is love: it is not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as the sacrifice that deals with our sins.

1 John 4:7-10


I’m the girl who makes her bed every single day.

A few weeks ago, I walked into my bedroom after finishing my morning coffee and my husband had made the bed. I was so surprised, I may or may not have teared up a bit (happy tears, of course!).

By taking just a few minutes to complete the task for me, as he does often, he cared for me in a way unique to me. Truthfully, my husband couldn’t care any less if the bed is made. When he makes it, he doesn’t do it for himself. He does it because he knows that it is important to me. He does it as a way to show that he loves me.

God showed love to us in a unique, unmatchable way. By sending Jesus to the world, God revealed God’s love not by just saying, “I love you,” but by showing us in a way that we didn’t even know we needed. How wonderful is it to know that we serve a God who knows our needs better than we know ourselves!

Molly Shoulta Tucker


Loving God, thank you for uniquely loving me. Reveal to me today ways that I can uniquely love others, so they may experience your love through me. Amen.


O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure —
The saints' and angels' song!

from “The Love of God” by Frederick Martin Lehman (1917)