Psalms: 87, 90, 136
Old Testament: Isaiah 61:10-62:5
New Testament: 2 Timothy 4:1-8
Gospel: Mark 10:46-52
Patristic Reading: An excerpt from St. Issac the Abbot

For nothing can be considered wrong that is truly directed towards and according to that [the love of God].

When I read this…….I was a little perplexed. Just because our actions are directed in love doesn’t mean that things can’t go wrong. I think most of us can attest to that in our own lives. So what is St. Issac after???

I think part of it can be connected to what I was saying a few days ago about action vs. intention and is also echoed in the words of Isaiah:

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
my whole being shall exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10)

God’s love is not only right….but it is also beautiful :). When we strive to follow God in our everyday lives some of that beauty is imparted and reflected in, through, and for us.

Scripture’s call is not only to follow…but also to be transformed. Let us follow the love of God wherever it may lead.+