It is Up to Us to Accept God

Source: St. Elisabeth Convent

December 7, 2017

    

God gathers the scattered ones. He teaches us his word. He tries to establish a connection with us. He wants us to be like him. On the contrary, we want to make him like us. We try to get him involved in our affairs, troubles, and worries. However, there are times when we stop looking down and lift our eyes to the sky. More often than not, these rare moments occur during the Liturgy. The Lord gives us a chance to spend Sundays with him, to accept him, and to try to start everything from scratch, notwithstanding the fact that we fail at it. The Lord does not expect us to put a lot of effort into it (although this is essential to get anywhere). He agrees to count the very willingness to do something as doing it. By giving us his Body, Christ wants to bring us closer to the eternity and to teach us the power of love, which is his distinguishing mark.

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