One of the virtues of the love of Christ is the boundlessness . He does not love just for twenty -thirty years, not like many people : till we are beautiful, kind , interesting , caring . No , 10 "Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken “(Isaiah 54, 10). This "never “, this endlessness “ grabs me , knocks me back . He loves me even if I make a mistake , even if I am sinful , or undeserving .
One either accepts Christ’s teaching or else refuses it , there is no middle of the road, you cannot pick and choose : I like this , I don’t like that , this fits in with today’s trend , the spirit of our times , into my comfortable life , but that these are harsh words. The most common cause for rejecting Jesus even today is, that even today He asks for something , that cannot be fulfilled , accepted lightly without faith , making sacrifices .
God cannot make a decision in our place by choosing what is good . Christ lights our way , gives us hope , strength , He can also guide us , He can deepen our faith , but we are the ones who have to make our own decisions . Our eternal life is the fruit of our own decisions .
To go in the midst of cheerful , happy children is so great like entering God’s beautiful church , the vestibule of the Kingdom of Heaven , even their mischievous naughtiness is a Hosanna for the infinite God who created life !!
In our moments of grace we live through , how the channels , the flood locks of heaven open up , and God Himself is showering His grace upon us , like the good, warm spring rain waters the earth abundantly . He flourishes our faith , sheds light everywhere , He simply makes everything transparent, clear . These experiences are His sovereign gifts . At times like this the spirit does not get tired , does not get exerted only opens wide .
The rain passes through the muddy clay into the depth of the earth and it surfaces again as a crystal clear spring to quench our thirst , so the priest’s unworthiness does not stop him , that Christ working through him distributing the sacraments .
Prayer cannot be the shrewd satisfaction of our human vanity, ambition , greed dressed in a spiritual “robe”. Our real happiness does not stand or fall, by eloquent testimony we can perform miracles .A true spiritual man in prayer is searching for his God and not fame, glory, a craving for the limelight in front of people. Yes, searching for his God, who if He deems it good, even through him can also perform miracles , but he in the knowledge of his unworthiness always tries quietly to hide this.
Just as an empty church tower can easily be entrenched by all sorts of animals, spiders, rodents, owls, the same way the evil spirit can easily find home in our empty hearts, if they are not filled by the Spirit of God. As soon as the long-silent church bell rings out, it drives away everything that does not belong there , the same thing happens, when one’s life is filled by prayer, the teachings of the gospel, the grace of the sacraments .
Jesus’ love like the sunlight streams out onto everybody , regardless whether one deserves it or not. Jesus Christ takes care of His own, till His last breath with tender , caring goodness !! What a beautiful feature this is of the Divine Face , in whose image and likeness did the Heavenly Father create all of us !
We could rewrite God’s commandments in the language of love : Joyful is the one who worships his Lord , God ! Joyful is the one who sanctifies the day of the Lord ! Joyous is the one who respects his father , mother ! Joyful is the one who does not kill ! I also believe that joyful is the one also, who can share his bread in the name of God with the hungry !!
Our beloved Heavenly Father, I ask you very, very humbly , to give us strength , to focus on the tasks , that You entrusted us with to carry out !! Help us to put all our time , energy so that we can carry out our duties satisfactorily !