Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Elul Day 6: His Banner Over Me is Love

Some people and groups are very difficult to love. As we go through Day 6 of Elul opportunities will present themselves to extend the love of the Beloved to the unlovely. "I am my Beloved's and he is mine. His banner over me is love." This love banner identifies us as disciples of love.
"Reb Nachman of Bratslav counseled: 'Seek the good in everyone; reveal it, bring it forth.' When I look into the face of another, do I first look with critique or love? In the year that is waning, have I truly sought the good in all? In the year that is soon to be born, how can I gaze through a more gentle-spirited lens?" by Rabbi Leila Gal Berner
Jeremiah speaking for God said, "I’ve loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I’ve drawn you with gracious love." God's love is gracious love and only through gracious love are we enabled to extend grace to those who are difficult to love.

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