His understanding was that the one who loves another fulfils the law cf. It is no wonder that the final words of Jesus from the cross are a triumphant proclamation. Yes, He crossed the finish line in agony. Yet, with great emotion, He overcame the obstacles and triumphantly declared it finished!
The Lord Jesus declared that every word He said was given to him by the Father, who commanded Him what to say and how to say it cf. Jesus never spoke on His own. His love for the Father was sincere; hating what is evil and holding on to what is good cf. Romans His was a genuine and good Love. In order for this to happen, Jesus lived every moment in the presence of the Father. He wanted the world to know He loved the Father, and did just as the Father commanded Him. The Passion of Christ reveals a guiding and enlightening Love, which teaches us a new way of life: to love one another as He loved us, so that we too should love one another cf.
We can see how the Passion of Christ was energized by the Power of God when we think of moments when Jesus healed the sick, restored the paralyzed, calmed the sea, fed the multitudes and raised the dead through the power of God. This was a manifested Love; so action-oriented and extreme in nature cf. What is notable is how Jesus was always in control of His life. He was aware that more than twelve legions or in excess of thirty-six thousand angels, were at His disposal at any time to respond to His commands cf. His was expectant Love accepting the discipline of the loving Father, who reproves the son He favors cf.
Revelation Certainly, Jesus was not just a good man who fell victim to evil circumstances. He actually predicted the manner of His death, the time and place chosen by the Father for this to happen cf. He lived a knowing Love and He was not afraid cf. Luke Jesus was not a powerless victim. A reflection on the life of Christ reveals a set pattern for living a passionate life for Him cf.
It is an indwelling Love that makes us to be temples of the Holy Spirit and not our own cf.
If really I want to, I first must commit with the Psalmist to choose the way of loyalty; to keep the judgments of the Lord and cling to His testimonies; to run the way of His commandments so that I do not come to shame; for the Lord will surely broaden my heart cf. Psalm — Then I must strive to build a love Relationship with Jesus — a precious, personal and intense love relationship that becomes a wholesome love cf.
The High Cost of the Cross
Deuteronomy I will learn to live in daily, if not momentary dependence on Jesus, seeking His Will and experiencing His presence. My thoughts should be set on God; because what I think about is what defines who I am Proverbs My mind shall be set on what is pure, lovely, excellent and praiseworthy, so that God will always be with me cf. I must begin to do it now by finding the places, ways and times where God is presently experienced; then, I build on these.
I know that the more I experience God, the more my mind will dwell on Him and with Him. I am convinced that this will produce ever increasing praise, worship and thoughts of God in me. I will continue to discover the purpose of God by practicing the presence of God. Jesus commissioned me to preach and testify to the truth of the Gospel! God gives us knowledge and experiences that help us discover His purpose for our lives. Then we go out and share these personal encounters with God, which makes for passionate expressions of teaching others, and praising and worship of God!
Think about the disciples walking down the Road to Emmaus cf.
I hope to you will likewise manifest the power of God in actions that stem from the love, purpose, and presence of God. I believe God will energize you so that you experience heightened joy and boldness to do His will. Then you will be able to taste the ever present love of God which transforms our lives by inspiring us to be passionate in our pursuit of Christ! Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. I came into your house and you poured no water over my feet, but she poured out her tears over my feet. You gave me no kiss… you did not anoint my feet. For this reason I tell you that her sins, her many sins, must have been forgiven her, or she would not have shown such great love. When we turn to the Lord in faith, his forgiveness re-creates in frozen hearts the capacity to love. The woman was not only forgiven.
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She became alive with the love of God. In the words of St Paul, she lived no longer with her own life, but with the life of Christ living in her. Latest News. Divine forgiveness, humbly petitioned in faith, makes us one with Christ. Bishop David McGough. Slice 1. May we never cease to seek such forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
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