Devotions from Gary Moon’s book, Apprenticeship with Jesus

George MacDonald said “There is nothing eternal but that which loves and can be loved.”

God’s simplest and highest name is love. God is Love.

According to Teresa of Avila , “The primary purpose of creation is to fulfill God’s wish to bestow love and teach love so that  creatures can share in the blessedness of divine life. And because we are created in the image of God, our mission statement is: “To love and be loved in return.”

People are most happy when they are “in the flow”, when they have forgotten about themselves. ” Our souls become sick when they fall out of similitude with God, and they are doctored back to health precisely when they begin to resemble the divine pattern of other-focused love.”
May we surprise someone today with a simple act of love, forgetting ourself.