Our Greatest Spiritual Problem!

The more I read and listen to people the more I believe that our greatest spiritual problem is the fact that in our hearts we don’t really believe that God truly loves us as we are. We fail to believe how awesome God is and that He is love itself.
God is incapable of not loving us. It is against the very nature of God. Jesus called God, Father in His prayers and in the Our Father or Lord’s Prayer. That is who God is, our infinite all-loving eternal father. Nothing we can do can separate us from His love. Jesus came so that we might have life and have it abundantly. He wants to bless us abundantly.
We focus on our sins and failings. We think we are unworthy of God’s blessing. We’ll be happy to get through life and sneak in the back door of heaven or to get into Purgatory. We go through life expecting God to do very little for us. Why should He? After all look at all we’ve done wrong, all we ways we’ve messed up. How could He bless us? We don’t deserve it.
Yet in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus saw and knew all the sins we’d ever commit. He knew before the Passion the horror of Our Sins. Yet He chose to go through the most horrific painful death in all of history because He loved us. His love was so great that He was willing to suffer intense pain and die so that we might be saved. How could He not bless us.
How painful to Him is the fact that we fail to accept the blessings and graces He so passionately longs to give us! We so often act like the people of Nazareth who expected nothing and received exactly that.
We need to open ourselves up to His awesome love, to trust in His love and mercy. We need to believe that despite all that we’ve done He loves us more deeply, passionately than we can ever imagine.
Pray for His grace to believe, to trust in His love and mercy. Expect Him to do great things

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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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