(Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church)
Love – Simple as a child, yet Complex as our God.
As Jesus traveled from town to town, the disciples would often precede Him to prepare each town for His reception. Sometimes the animosity between the Samaritans and the Jews was so great, they would not welcome him, even knowing the miracles Jesus could perform. This perturbed the disciples to the point of asking Jesus: “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?” Lk 9:51-56
Sometimes, beloved, there’s a fine line between Love and hate.
If someone hurts our loved ones, or us,
our natural human response is to hate them.
But God’s Love goes beyond our “natural human responses.”
Love is Supernatural!
And the supernatural nature of God’s love leads us to a different place
than natural hatred. God’s love says love them anyway.
Pray for them. Hate the sin, but love the sinner.
There is a lot of hatred in the world today, beloved.
And it doesn’t bring the peace we all want.
It doesn’t bring the unity.
But we do have the capacity to be different.
To be “supernatural.”
The Psalmist says, “God is with us.” Ps 87
and we are with Him.
With the simplicity of a child, we too can LOVE –
as Complex as our God,
with the help of
A very BLESSED and happy October to you, beloved!
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