Good Friday, 2012
A man saw a bug floundering around in the water. He decided to save it by stretching out his finger, but the bug stung him.
The man still tried to get the bug out of the water, but it stung him again.
On seeing this, his friend told him to stop saving the bug that kept stinging him. But the man said: “It is the nature of the bug to sting. It is my nature to love. Why should I give up my nature to love just because it is the nature of the bug to sting?”
–Contributed to WisdomCommons.org by Seiko
God, loving Creator,
as Your Word became human and showed us Your face,
so may we recognize the face of Christ
in all our sisters and brothers.
May we be for them Your gentleness and compassion;
may Your grace draw us to ever greater love.
Bless us, O God, with wonder at Your mercy.