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Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:20-22; 1 John 4:7-12
In the summer heat, many times we feel overwhelmed and do and say things we should not say. So much heat, what a time! Then we seek cool and quiet places where we can feel more comfortable like on the beach or in the countryside with friends. We are truly sociable and social beings; God made us that way and requires us to be like that. Meanwhile, our society emphasizes the “I” and sometimes we forget to look around to see what others need.

The apostle Paul wrote in one of his letters: “I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some” He engaged with all kinds and traditions for the love to the Gospel and for the salvation of others. Sometimes we do like a child who hugs his father and says: “I love you, Dad,” and then returns to his brother to tease him.

We embrace God, our Father, but we do nothing to engage with others. God, meanwhile, orders the following: “love one another; for love is of God.” This is what we must practice!

Ildefonso Torres