Tuesday, December 11, 2018

“There's no place too dark for God's light to penetrate and no heart too difficult to be set aflame by His love”

The man who is not afraid to admit everything that he sees to be wrong with himself, and yet recognizes that he may be the object of God’s love precisely because of his shortcomings, can begin to be sincere. His sincerity is based on confidence, not in his own illusions about himself, but in the endless, unfailing mercy of God.  - Thomas Merton: (1915 – 1968: was an American Trappist monk)

Gospel Text: (MT 18:12-14)
Jesus said to his disciples:
"What is your opinion?
If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray,
will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills
and go in search of the stray?
And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it
than over the ninety-nine that did not stray.
In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father
that one of these little ones be lost."

We must reflect often on this parable because in our Christian community there is always someone that is missing and has left leaving an empty spot. Sometimes this is discouraging and brings us to believe that it was an inevitable loss, a sickness without remedy. 

Always remember, God is not a good loser, and this is why, in order not to lose, He goes out on his own, and He goes, He searches…He searches for all those who are far away from Him, like the shepherd who goes to search for the lost sheep.

God does not know our current throwaway culture; God has nothing to do with it. God does not throwaway any person; God loves all, looks for all; one by one! God does not know this phrase 'throwaway people' because God is all love and all mercy.

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