Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses. — C.S. Lewis, “The Weight of Glory”
Can we truly say we love God if we cannot love others? Scripture tells us, “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love” (1 John 4:8).
We’re surrounded by opportunities to show love. People come into our lives every day, and none of them by accident. I’ve learned to look for what I call “divine appointments,” moments when God puts people in my path for me to bless and encourage in life.
You’ll find yourself surrounded by divine appointments when you see each person as the “holiest object presented to your senses,” as C.S. Lewis put it. Every person you meet needs to know the love of God; every person you meet comes into your life because God has divinely appointed your meeting.
You’ll never know this side of eternity how many lives you change. That’s not the point. Those who have met Jesus in faith can believe He uses us to introduce others to Him. As you go through this day, I encourage you to love everyone God divinely appoints to enter your life.