Welcome to Day Five of Grateful for Love: A 7-Day Practice
“Love is an action, never simply a feeling.”
~ bell hooks
The late Congressman John Lewis often talked about the Civil Rights Movement as a work of love, as love in action. Along with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the scholar bell hooks, and other visionaries around the globe, he reminded us that love is the essential ground on which care for the collective good and positive social change can flourish. Today’s practice is an invitation to turn your attention to a person or entity that is embodying love in action, express your appreciation for their work in the world, and consider how you yourself are inspired by love to take action in the world.
Share Your Reflection: We look forward to hearing — and being inspired by — what actions arise from today’s practice. Please share your reflections below.
Deepening Resource: Grateful in the Face of It All: Waking Up to What Is, A Short Essay by Kristi Nelson
Image: Each day of our Grateful for Love practice includes an image of love as expressed through street art. Today’s Photo: Daniel Salcius/Unsplash
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Since I am in quarantine/isolation (due to leukemia and treatment for leukemia) I am not able to physically volunteer my services in working for social justice in my local community, state or country. So, I will focus on where I am – and practice love in action toward my husband – and through phone calls or emails send notes to those I love – and share with them my appreciation for who they are and all that they do – especially my one son and daughter-in-law who volunteer diligently for our local community, state, and country – working non-stop for social justice – in all areas of life.
What a moving reflection, Judi. Sending healing thoughts to you as you go through treatment. It sounds like you have an amazing family embodying love in action — no doubt inspired and informed by you. Thank you.
Our Church Community embodies love in action through it’s social justice project, Micah Projects. I will make a financial contribution to their work the equivalent of which would be our weekly contribution when we meet as a Church Community, but has now become a biannual contribution.
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