Kathy-Ann C. Hernandez

writes from St. Davids, Pennsylvania.

Broken and Beautiful

A few Sabbaths ago we sat around the dinner table in conversation about what it means to love others as Jesus commanded us to (Luke 10:27). Several second helpings later we were still debating. As the beans grew cold and the ice melted in our glasses, we shared the stories of encounters with relatives, friends, and church members and the moments in which we did not feel “love” from any of these individuals. But behind all of our stories was a question that begged to be answered: Can we truly love others as ourselves?

That discussion stayed with me several days after, prodding and provoking me to reflect on my own “watery” kind of love. I thought of …

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