Tuesday, February 19, 2008
God's love is constant
I am almost finished reading Richard Rohr's "Hidden Things: Scripture as Spirituality" and know that I will go back over it again as there are some passages that one really wants to pray over. Here is a sample from Chapter 8 The resented banquet:
"Jesus himself is never upset at sinners. He's only upset with people who don't think they're sinners."
"To allow yourself to be God's beloved is to be God's beloved. To allow yourself to be chosen is to be chosen. To allow yourself to be blessed is to be blessed. It is so hard to accept being accepted, especially from God. It takes a certain kind of humility to surrender to it, and even more to persist in believing it...
"God's love is constant and irrevocable; our part is to be open to it and let it transform us. There is absolutely nothing we can do to make God love us more than God already does; and there is absolutely nothing we can do to make God love us less."
"God loves you because God is good."
Do I really believe this? It should change my life!