When the backdrop falls apart, or the light flickers on and off, when a truck veers off the road and there is no frankincense or myrrh, or even when someone tries to steal Jesus at Christmas, the Love of Christ comes to us.
What we do on the outside can change how we feel on the inside: generating gratitude, cultivating compassion, creating contentment. It is both joyful and difficult, because it is a gift of Love.
The ways of nonviolence remind us that Love is not just an emotion. It is a choice. It is an action. It is a way of Life.
Love is not always the loudest sound in the room.
The good shepherd helps us reclaim the meaning of the word, love, by helping us reclaim the meaning of the word, neighbor.