Jesus does not ask us to condemn ourselves or anyone else for our lack of love. He simply asks us to learn to overcome it. In order to resist the temptations to hatred and selfishness we need only confess our lack of love, and then open our hearts to allow God’s love to flood into us and through us. Anytime you find yourself acting in an unloving way today, take a moment to confess and then choose to act with love.
Forgive me, O God, when I fail to be known by my capacity to love.