This is my commandment:  love one another as I have loved you.  – Jn 15:12

Reflection.  The Russian author Dostoyevski once wrote: “Love is a harsh and dreadful thing.”  How right he was.  True love is in the will.  Love often hurts.  Some of your finest moments took place when you made sacrifices for others.  The things you did in the name of love will become beautiful jewels in your heavenly crown.

Prayer.  Lord, help me to keep loving even when it hurts.