You were created in love for the sake of relationship with God. You are the “apple of God’s eye!” Made in the image of God, you have the capacity to mirror back to God the same adoring love that is God’s essence. This adoration is meant to be no torrid one-night affair. We’re invited to make it the center of our lives.
– Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE
We can cultivate this gift, not by focusing on ourselves but rather on others, in the dignity we bestow on them. Make space for others in your heart as God makes space for you. Practice hesitation, a posture of holy listening to others’ lives.