Hi, you! I’m following the thread closely. I want to join in, but I must be convinced within myself that the Love of the TRUTH is the reason for the gathering. I know, it’s within me to understand and believe, but KNOW that I’m following closely and praying for all involved. Grace, peace, and truth in all your comings and goings, Mad Dawg. Thanks for thinking of me. Maranatha! SVITW
The truth is my faith, my love, my hope, all the virtues are weak in me. The one thing I am still learning, slowly and sometimes painfully, is that when I have a momentary gift of insight and see some great lack in myself, my first response must always be to thank God for the uncomfortable but saving insight, and to ask Him to supply my lack.
So I think I must say that He will supply the deficiencies of our Love for Him and for the Truth who is His Son. It's our place to pray and to praise, to beg and to thank. And really, this Litany is all about that, about asking Him to give us what we need to do what He wants.
>>I want to join in, but I must be convinced within myself that the Love of the TRUTH is the reason for the gathering.<<
Do you mean “your” truth? Isn’t that why we pray to be humble?
This isn’t at all about the “Love of Truth”. Because praying this is not for others but rather to bring humility onto one’s self. Or at least that’s my take on it.
"I AM the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by me."
Why would we pray for humility, self-abnegation, the scorn of the world ... except out of love for Jesus, who suffered all that we naturally struggle to avoid?