I love God.
I love EVERYTHING about Him.
I seek to know Him.
To love Him.
And to serve Him.
I desire to put Him before EVERYTHING.
I believe in One Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church.
I believe in its Doctrine.
I follow its Catechism.
All of it.
Do I fail to do this, perfectly?
Do I chose to bend His commands, even just a little?
N – O. NO.
(*But should I do so, unintentionally, I confess & repent with all my heart. ❤️)
Do I love others who willingly do?
Does their decision to do so hurt me?
Because I ache for them to be holy, not just happy.
Does it also hurt God?
Because He gave up EVERYTHING, so that they could be.
Does God abandon those who hurt Him?
Because I love God too much.
God tells me that I cannot love Him and accept Him unless I love and accept the people He loves. And He loves a lot of people that I may think He shouldn’t love.
He loves sinners, (just look at me)!
He loves losers, (still me).
I would like to love God without accepting His entire family.
Part of his family I love living with…but the other part (admittedly,) I sometimes don’t want to.
God tells me that I can’t have it that way.
Unless I love and care about even the very least – I do not love and care about Him.
In the Gospels, people tried to separate Jesus from his friends and followers, and tried to make friends with Jesus – without accepting those around Him.
Jesus would never let them do it.
The apostles were always His men.
Yes, they embarrassed Him.
Yes, they often said foolish things.
Yes, they failed to (fully) understand & follow His teachings.
They were sometimes even sloppy and rude.
But Jesus never stepped back from them.
He never crossed a line saying, that those “Were not really His men.”
Jesus was criticized more for the people he hung around with – than for Himself.
All those “sinners” who surrounded Him.
Yet, He never turned to the Pharisees and apologized for those people.
He simply said that, “These are my people, and if you cannot accept them, you can’t accept me.“
And this is what He says to me, too.
So, I pray that by my listening.
And through His teaching.
THIS type of love.
Will assuredly lead them each, to holiness.
(By God’s grace, may it always be so for me too.)
hugs n’ blessings always, for everything.
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2
“My greatest desire is to be in Heaven one day. And to have all those I love there with me.” Oma