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Love is the mutual gift of self. Loving is really self-giving. So I suppose I can paraphrase St John’s words like so: With what procrastinations do you wait, since from this very moment you can give yourself to God in your heart and allow Him to give Himself to you?

I procrastinate a lot. One area that I really procrastinate in is giving of my time to others and to the Lord. I usually think that I’d rather do something else with my time or that I want to do my own thing now and giving of myself can wait.

So St John’s words really strike me because I’m reminded that giving of myself will lead to a deeper fulfillment than satisfying my own wants, counter-intuitive as it may be.

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