“Where there is no love, put love and you will draw out love”
This was written by Saint John of the Cross more than 400 years ago – but does it still make sense? Part of me wants to think that it’s just another wise saying from another holy man - so something not really for me. Yet, if I’m really honest, I know that it touches something deep inside, something very real which goes WHOW !!! Just what would the world be like if we all started putting in just a little bit of love? Sounds easy but don’t you just know there is going to be a catch? “Where there is no love, put love….” Where there is no love is not a place where many of us want to hang around, and yet that is where we - followers of the Crucified One - are called to be; it is right there that we are asked to love. .. to put love. Of course you can’t put what you don’t have, or better still, what you don’t know you have, but it’s there all right; God fills us with his love. Love is one of those things that can’t be exhausted, the more you share it, the more you have! Now is the time to spread it around: today - right now. Where there is no love put love! It’s not always easy to put love when you don’t feel loved but didn’t Jesus say “Love your enemies and do good to those who hate you…” The really Good News is that love has its own reward and be sure “you will draw out love”. You will become more loving, you will be happier and know deep inner freedom- you will be transformed - you will change the lives of those around you and you will change the world – interested? Now JUST DO IT NOW!
Sr. Johann Macleod