For the Father Himself loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from God.  – Jn 16:27

Reflection.  Faith in Jesus is at the heart of all spiritual progress.  Jesus teaches us that God is gentle, God is kind.  When we finally grasp the simplicity of this mystery, it changes our whole outlook.

Prayer.  Lord Jesus, send the fire of Your love into my heart to purify it.  Let the fire blaze, giving light to those lost in darkness and heat to those who suffer from the cold of loneliness.