Are you familiar with the Five Love Languages, a concept popularized by author Dr. Gary Chapman? Today, let’s look at the love languages in terms of our relationship with Jesus. Jesus is fully God and fully human. We sometimes forget that Jesus is truly human, though. It can be helpful sometimes to reflect on the very human ways that he loves us and wants to connect with us. Let’s do that today with the idea of the five love languages. How does Jesus want you to love him in each of these ways?
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Do we ever stop to realize that Jesus delights in being loved back? Jesus is fully God and fully human, our love consoles his heart.
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Five Love Languages:
- Words of Affirmation
We can love Jesus and thank him in our prayers, but also in our conversations with others.
- Quality Time
We can make daily prayer time a priority and not allow other things to take up that space in our daily routines.
- Physical Touch
We can connect with Jesus’ physical presence through the sacraments — especially the Eucharist and Confession.
- Acts of Service
We can look for ways to offer up small sacrifices for the love of God.
- Receiving Gifts
The gift Jesus wants most from us is the gift of ourselves. We can consecrate our lives to him and give him our life, our work, and our will.
At the end of today’s show, I share with you how you can get access to the free playlist I put together for Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday. It’s a collection of songs that I find inspiring on the themes I cover in the book, and I hope you will enjoy listening and praying along with it too. You can get the playlist when you text the word WHISPER to 33-777
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A writer, speaker, wife, and mother, Danielle helps women from all walks of life discover their dignity and worth so they can find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 23 years, and together they have eight amazing children. Currently, Danielle serves as brand manager at CatholicMom.com and host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV.
Danielle’s books include, You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth and Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood, as well as her latest book, Giving Thanks and Letting Go: Reflections on the Gift of Motherhood.
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