Millennial writer Marcus Mescher has a new post for the Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice. He writes:
It’s so easy to get caught up thinking that my value lies in what I do, that others will only care for me if I perform a certain way or that my life is measured by what I accomplish or possess. I’m too easily tempted to think of love in terms of service — doing for others — rather than orienting my way of being with others. Kindness and generosity can become a series of tally-marks counting all I’ve given, rather than defining the way that I give. Being faithful to friends and family becomes a laundry list of what I sacrifice for them, rather than being attentive and responsive to them.
The full post can be read here.