Sunday’s Second Reading (Romans 8: 35, 37-39):
‘Nothing can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked. These are the trials through which we triumph, by the power of him who loved us.
For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.’
What great news! No matter our situation, Jesus always loves us. We simply cannot escape from the love of He who created us.
This is important for all of us to bear in mind. No matter what we have done wrong, Jesus still loves us and this love stretches to everyone. No single person is exempt from the love of Christ. Similarly, no sin is incapable of being forgiven.
We are all called to be saints and Jesus gives us the tools necessary to become saints….his love! That’s all we need. If we open ourselves up and surrender ourselves to his love he will give us all we need to live good lives in accordance with the Father’s will and be fully prepared for Heaven. By surrendering to Jesus we trust in him; we trust in God’s divine plan; we trust God’s laws; we trust God’s Church. By surrendering to Jesus he will make us good. And by good we mean good by God’s standards. Not good as perceived through our earthly eyes; but good as Jesus is good!
Today, take a step closer to Jesus by surrendering completely to his love for you. Let Jesus make you good. Let Jesus make you the person God created you to be….