God Is Not A Lawyer

This morning our parochial vicar, Father Cassabon, said something that struck me. God is not a lawyer or an accountant. So often we get caught up in these negative images of God and close ourselves off from His blessings. We keep away from God because of fear.
We need to remember what the apostle John wrote. “God is love”. God loves us more than we can ever imagine or understand this side of heaven. Psalm 103 tells us that once we confess our sins He places them as far as the east is from the west. He no longer remembers them. We no longer need to worry about them. We can stop beating ourselves up over them.
Yes, we aren’t perfect. Yes, we mess up all the time. He knows that. He knew that when He went to the Cross. Nothing we can do will surprise Him or diminish His love. He is love. That is His character. He is incapable of doing anything but love us.
We don’t have to earn His love or become worthy of His blessings. We just have to open our hearts and accept His love, His blessings. He knows and wants what is best for us. We haven’t a clue. We want to hang on to our grudges and bad habits. We refuse to forgive all the while the anger in our bodies is making us sick.
We hang back afraid to surrender to God. We’ll wait until we are more worthy. We refuse to ask God for the help we need because we don’t deserve His love. We search for the perfect prayer. Maybe if we say the prayer that St. Ambrose or St. Pio said God will bless or heal us.
It doesn’t matter how fancy, deep or profound our prayer is. It doesn’t matter how perfectly we prayed or how worthy we feel. All that matters is that God is love. He loves us and longs to bless our socks off. He wants to pour His love upon us. A virtual Niagara Falls of blessings is waiting for us to turn to Him, open our hearts to Him and allow Him to do what is really best for us. All we have to do is trust His love, His goodness and mercy.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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