Let all that you do be done in love, wrote the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians. One who has no love for the Lord is accursed, he said. Last, he transmits his love to all of his brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. He had said earlier that love for God causes one to be known by God. Let love, then, penetrate every pore. Let it motivate every move you make. Let it be your beginning point and your end. Hang upon the two greatest commandments all the teaching of Christ. Talk about it all the time. Practice it according to truth. Live in love and for love. For love, O Soul, never dies.
You can do a restart in your mind or heart at any time. It might be the beginning of a new year, week, or day. It might be in the afternoon, after a bad morning. It might be at the top of the hour. Nothing requires you to wait to reorganize your thoughts or to reclaim your emotions. This means, O Soul, that you have control of your inner self at every moment. The reset button is always under your thumb. Feel free to use it at will. To do so brings only positive benefits. You may not even need to leave where you are, end a conversation, or cease your activity. Then again, you might. But you are free to change whenever you decide to do so. Exercise your will!
Respect the limits of life and of the Spirit, O Soul. Some things you can do for other people, but some things they must do for themselves. Each one must carry his own burden. You must carry your own burden as well. No one owes anyone a free lunch. You must develop your own faith. God will use many people in your life in a powerful way. But in the end, each one must assume responsibility for his faith and his direction in life. Be glad in this truth. It means that your peace and joy do not depend upon others, but solely on the Lord Jesus Christ. And do not let others make you the source of their faith, but only in God.