When we are full of ourselves, of cravings and hatred, there is no room for the greatness of God. God made each of us, man or woman, a womb for the birth of God in our hearts and in our world. The Eternal can enter time in us and through us. The Spirit broods over the waters. Jesus says: “Be still and know that I am God. Let my heart be formed in you.”
The two great sins from the beginning were our first parents’ rejection of God and Cain’s murder of Abel. Jesus named the two great remedies when he quoted Scripture: “You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart… You shall love your neighbor as yourself “ (Mt 22). The beginning of this two-fold love is a two-fold reconciliation: between each of us and God, and among ourselves. That is what Jesus came to do. St. Paul says: “All this has been done by God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor 5).
Lord, I have sinned against you and against my brothers and sisters. You have taught me to love. Be with me when I try to repair the damage that stands in the way of love.