Where are you drawn when you follow your heart?
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When I hear the word “stop,” I can’t help but remember from my youth the Motown hit, [singing] “Stop in the Name of Love.” And I say that because the Commandment to stop is part of the Commandment to love. It’s drawn one from the other. God has called us into loving, being that that reflects who God is. God is not commanding us to love but drawing us to love, and for that we must stop. We must stop periodically. Stop to give thanks – gratitude for our very being apart from anything that we do or achieve or seek to bring about in the world, any kind of productivity – to simply rejoice in our bodies, minds, and spirits as the whole of a reflection of the image and likeness of God; that we are like none other. Each of us has our particular way of stopping, stopping to learn what is in us already of the love of God, to learn to love as God loves, to love God, to love others, and to love ourselves in whom God takes continuous delight and pleasure. Indeed God is almost saying, “I cannot be the God who I am without stopping to enjoy your love, your presence, to delight in you.”
-Br. Jonathan Maury