The Stunning Grace of God


The Stunning Grace of God

I don't read Spanish well, and so I may have misinterpeted what is at fotos del apocalipsis today. But if I am reading correctly this passage:

Míos son los cielos y mía es la tierra; mías son las gentes, los justos son míos y míos los pecadores; los ángeles son míos, y la Madre de Dios y todas las cosas son mías; y el mismo Dios es mío y para mí, porque Cristo es mío y todo para mí. Pues ¿qué pides y buscas, alma mía? Tuyo es todo esto, y todo es para ti

is a portion of this passage which I placed in my spiritual commonplace book today:

Sayings of Light and Love St. John of the Cross

Mine are the heavens and mine is the earth. Mine are the nations, the just are mine, and mine the sinners. The angels are mine, and the Mother of God, and all things are mine; and God himself is mine and for me, because Christ is mine and all for me. What do you ask, then, and seek, my soul? Yours is all of this, and all is for you. Do not engage yourself in something less or pay heed to the crumbs that fall from your Father's table. Go forth and exult in your Glory! Hide yourself in it and rejoice, and you will obtain the supplications of your heart.

Doesn't God have amusing and amazing ways of reinforcing his particular messages for us. The message for me was "Do not engage yourself in something less. . ." I am so grateful for blogging, because it has forced me to engage in something more. As I have written and as I have listened and shared with others, I have grown in understanding and in my desire to serve God. Writing is a form of prayer for me. In doing so, I let down defenses that I normally place in God's way--things that defend me from His ministrations. But over and over again I have been reminded, "Do not worry about that, nor that, nor that, nor that. Focus your attention on Jesus Christ, the Crucified, the Triumphant." And here, I put it in my commonplace book and stumble upon it later in another blog. What can I say except, Thank you, Lord!

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