May 2, 2019
(St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)
Jesus said, “The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.” Jn_3:31-36
Jesus again insisted that if salvation and eternal life are our goals, then we must believe in Him. But on the other hand, if death and wrath are our goals, then all we have to do is NOT believe. Sadly, beloved, there are many of God’s beloved children who refuse to believe, who savor death and darkness and who propel their evil on others. We are children of light! And with the Holy Spirit’s control of our lives, we will be protected from the evils of Satan. But we have to be open to follow His guidance. And sometimes that may even hurt. But it’s a hurt that is well worth the temporary suffering in order to gain the eternal life that God promises to us who DO believe!
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