We Love Because He First Loved Us
THURSDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK OF LENT
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.
1 John 3:1
Can we begin to comprehend a love such as this? It is beyond our wildest expectations. Jesus will never pressure us to love him; he waits for us to be open. And when we make the slightest motion of wanting him in our life, he takes up residence in our souls as a true Friend, through his Holy Spirit. When we unite our wills to his most loving will, we find joy and peace. He is the Way that lovingly leads to the Father, he is our Redeemer and Lover; he is our living covenant with the Father!
This courteous God struggles to get through to us one simple message: “Delight in me; rejoice in me!”
Prayer: Lord, open my heart so I can truly receive you.
Hermes, K. J. (2009). Minute Meditations for Lent. (C. S. Setticase, Ed.) (p. 46). Boston, MA: Pauline Books & Media.