August 12

Reflection

We need to reawaken to the power of love in the world. Love links us all together in the most mysterious ways, and love can guide our hearts and hands. The central note of love is oneness. Love speaks the language of oneness, of unity rather than separation. Love can open us to our deep participation in the life of the whole; it can teach us once again how to listen to life, feel life’s heartbeat, sense its soul. It can open us to the sacred within all of creation and can reconnect us with our primal knowing that the Divine is present in everything—in every breath, every stone, every animate and inanimate thing. In the oneness of love, everything is included, and everything is sacred.
Unity and the Power of Love, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Prayer

Let us love one another, for love comes from God.
1 John 4:7

Action

How can you foster a loving atmosphere in this environment that fosters hate and division?  How can you make sure your speech and actions support oneness and not separation? Take time to reflect on the Divine presence in everything.

Suggested Reading

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Psalm 8:1

That they all may be one, as You,  are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent me.
John 17:21-23

To understand one another, and to grow in charity and truth, we need to pause, to accept and listen to one another. In this way we already begin to experience unity. Unity grows along the way, it never stands still. Unity happens when we walk together.
Pope Francis

The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong.
Thomas Berry

The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
Desmond Tutu

Love is the most powerful and still most unknown energy in the world.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Swami Vivekanand

We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all.
Amit Ray

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