03.25.14 ~ Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Meds

In Conversation with God:

The Lord asks of those who follow him, of you and me, a forgiving approach and unlimited pardon… nothing makes us so God-like as our willingness to forgive…

An immediate pardon, without allowing bitterness… to eat away at the heart – without either humiliating the other person or being in any way melodramatic. Often, in daily life, it is not even necessary to say ‘you are forgiven’: it is enough to smile, to change the direction of the conversation, to make an affectionate gesture – to forgive, once and for all, as if the offence had never taken place at all.

It is not necessary for us to suffer great injustice before we show such charity. Those little things which happen each day are opportunity enough: arguments in the home over trifling matters; sharp replies or disconcerting gestures (often caused by no more than tiredness) at work, in traffic jams or in the rush of public transport.

We would not be living our Christian life well if, at the least sign of friction, or charity began to grow cold and we began to feel distanced from others, or if we ourselves turned glum. Nor would it be very Christian if, when perhaps some serious damage were to cause us to lose our sense of the presence of God, our soul were to lose its peace and joy…

Charity changes the heart so that there is room in it for all men, even those who don’t understand us or who fail to respond to our love…

While you continue to interpret in bad faith the intentions of your neighbour, you have no right to demand that people should be understanding with you…

There is no sin… or crime committed by another which I myself am not capable of committing through my weakness; and if I have not committed it, it is because god, in his mercy, has not allowed me to and has preserved me in good…

… in Cana, Mary does not deplore or criticize the lack of wine, but helps find a solution to the need…

CCC #299

Because God creates through wisdom, his creation is ordered: “You have arranged all things by measure and number and weight.” The universe, created in and by the eternal Word, the “image of the invisible God”, is destined for and addressed to man, himself created in the “image of God” and called to a personal relationship with God. Our human understanding, which shares in the light of the divine intellect, can understand what God tells us by means of his creation, though not without great effort and only in a spirit of humility and respect before the Creator and his work. Because creation comes forth from God’s goodness, it shares in that goodness – “and God saw that it was good. . . very good”- for God willed creation as a gift addressed to man, an inheritance destined for and entrusted to him. On many occasions the Church has had to defend the goodness of creation, including that of the physical world.

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… where feet may fail and fear surrounds me, You’ve never failed and You won’t start now, so i will call upon Your name and keep my eyes above the waves when oceans rise…

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