Jesus teaches us that every sin against charity is serious. When we are only lukewarm in responding in love, it reflects a lack of appreciation of God’s love for us.

Sometimes it is difficult to see oneself as lovable. We know our sins and failings well. God does, too, but it’s not all that Jesus sees. God made us in the divine image and likeness.

O gracious God, I give You thanks and praise for creating me in Your image and likeness. May I see Jesus in every other person – Your same divine Self.