God Longs for Us, and So Should We”

Daily Reflection –Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Today’s Readings (Acts 12:24-13:5; John 12:44-50), are a powerful reminder that God loves us and longs for us to live with him in eternity. Sadly, many in today’s society do not perceive God’s love for us, and our longing for God as “good news.” There are a number of factors leading to such a perception, one may be a confused idea or image of who God is. Some might think of God as angry, simply waiting to punish us for our misdeeds. Yet in today’s Gospel Jesus tells a story of a different God: “A God who sent his Son into the world as light, so that we might not live in darkness; A God who sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world but to save the world.”

Lead, Kindly LIght — Our Lady of Mercy

And while Jesus does speak of “being judged and condemned,” it refers not to what God does, but rather our self-condemnation, when we reject Christ and his message of salvation. Salvation is a free gift and is there for the taking, and if we judge it not worthy of our time, and attention, then we have truly missed the good news.

Peace be with you!

Fr. Frank

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