God Himself is more present to us than we are to ourselves, and when we surrender all to God, God’s presence increases in us and we are filled with joy.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
God sent His only Son to earth to save us, because He loves us! Being Christian means that we have had an encounter with an event, a person. God has made Himself visible in Jesus Christ, Love and Truth itself. Pope Benedict stated that, “contact with the visible manifestations of God’s Love can awaken within us a feeling of joy born of the experience of being loved. But this encounter also engages our will and our intellect.
Acknowledgement of the living God is one path toward love, and the “yes” of our will to His will unites our intellect, will and sentiments in the all -embracing act of love. Love is never “finished or complete; throughout life, it changes and matures, and thus remains faithful to itself.”
God Himself is more present to us than we are to ourselves, and when we surrender all to God, God’s presence increases in us and we are filled with joy. Every time we chose to surrender our lives to God, “there shines forth a tiny light that has its source in the great central light that is the grace of God.” Be Confident!
Many of us feel that our state in life has been blessed by God, while others feel that their state of life has been inflicted upon them. What a beautiful gift if we gave Jesus the gift to remain faithful to the commandments and precepts of our faith regardless if we feel afflicted by the hurts and wrongs delivered upon us by others. What great Christian maturity to be able to humble ourselves before Jesus, and travel the path of life carrying the cross he bears alongside us.
Let’s be mindful, and open our hearts as we approach Christ, to let ourselves be quickened again to fidelity of our call to love one another, with the knowledge that in this Love we are never alone.
Please join us for Adoration every Friday until 3pm and every Saturday morning from 8am-9am in the Chapel.