The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

You are bountifully and boundlessly loved.

"God cannot cease to love me. That is the most startling fact that our doctrine reveals. Sinner or saint He loves and cannot well help Himself. Magdalen in her sin, Magdalen in her sainthood, was loved by God. The difference between her position made some difference also in the effect of that love on her, but the love was the same, since it was the Holy Spirit who is the love of the Father and the Son. Whatever I do, I am loved. But then, if I sin, am I unworthy of love? Yes, but I am unworthy always. Nor can God love me for what I am, since, in that case, I would compel His love, force His will by something external to Himself. In fact, really if I came to consider, I would find that I was not loved by God because I was good, but that I was good because God loved me. My improvement does not cause God to love me, but is the effect of God's having loved me."
— Fr. Bede Jarrett, Classic Catholic Meditations, p. 51

2 comments:

  1. I just wish he'd love us enough to speak out against the injustice being done in His name.

    However, I do know it's part of our lot in life to learn how to deal with injustice and shine His light in the world.

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  2. Sherry, It is also our part to be God's spokesperson in moments like this.

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