A rest stop for the children of God on their pilgrimage
Stop. Take a deep breath and slowly let it out. Now look around. Are you where you want to be? If not, take the time to assess your spiritual status. If Jesus Christ appears far off on your horizon, maybe your next step are the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. If Jesus is standing right next to you, grab His hand and ask Him where He wants you to go. Take another breath, slowly let it out; and as you take that next step repeat, "I am a child of God, and He loved me first." God Bless!
We are in this world, not of this world.
Romans 14:7-9 None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. For this is why Christ died and came to life, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
CLOSING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN OUR HEAD AND OUR HEART
Jesus Christ's commandment is to love the Lord, our God, with all of our heart, all of our soul, and with all of our mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: We shall love our neighbor as ourself.
Jesus not only taught us; He showed us what real love is. There is no greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friend. We have to look no further than the Cross.
The love we share with and for others costs us nothing. Our God is love and He loves us beyond our wildest imaginations. He loves us not because He has to, but because He wants to.
BE A DOER
James 1: 22-25
Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves. For if anyone is like a man who looks at his own face in a mirror. He sees himself, then goes off and promptly forgets what he looked like. But the one who peers into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres, and is not a hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, such a one shall be blessed in what he does.
THE GOOD NEWS
GOD THE SON
A thought to provoke further thought