Love is our reason for carrying out acts of righteousness:
love for God, love for the poor, love of our faith.
Love is also our compensation, our recompense, for these righteous acts.
God’s love is poured out from a deep secret place within our souls
where we are eternally in communion
with the One whose love enriches our lives
beyond the love we share with one another.
Perhaps the greatest sadness we can know in our relationship with God
is that human love always seems to matter more
than the recompense of God’s love.
We so readily settle for a minimum wage – a slave’s recompense –
not knowing how richly God blesses our lives with his love.