How are we to return this love that Christ had for us and presently has for us? By totally and constantly conforming, submitting and surrendering our lives to Him. This is THE Sacrifice God wants of us during our lives allowing Him to move our wills. God has given us a free will. Unless we had a free will, we could not love. God never coerces us but invites us to return our love for His selfless love of us. He invites us to do this by conforming, surrendering and sacrificing our wills to His. Not just by some will, but giving up our wills.
What do I mean by giving up? I mean just that: giving up! We can give up with our hands, but even smile in doing it. Deep down inside we are still holding on. But we must give up our wills completely and unconditionally. In everything we do we must say, Lord I will do what You want me to do. Not my will, but Yours. Every moment of our lives is a providential expression of God's love for us, inviting us to respond no matter what the cost is to ourselves.
posted on 02/06/2007 6:24:41 AM PST
To: sandyeggo; Salvation; Pyro7480; jo kus; bornacatholic; Campion; NYer; Diva; RobbyS; narses
posted on 02/06/2007 6:26:51 AM PST
("Above all gifts that Christ gives his beloved is that of overcoming self"St Francis Assisi)
posted on 06/23/2011 10:52:07 PM PDT
(Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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