Monday, April 19, 2010
How Self-sacrificing Is Your Love for God and Others?
I’d have to agree the same is true for me. If it weren’t for God’s forgiveness and mercy made manifest through Christ’s Passion and the gift of His very Body and Blood for our sins, then I’m certain I wouldn’t even have the grace to try and overcome my self-centeredness and lay my life before the Lord to use as He wills.
Though there have been times when I’ve become despondent when I see how far short I fall of being Christ-like to others, I have hope because God has planted in me a desire to love as unconditionally as He does, and what’s more, that’s how He loves me, how He loves each of us. The better I become at submitting to God’s will, being obedient to His love, the more freely His love and mercy can work in and through me to reach others.
Lord, thank You for loving us so much You gave us Your own Beloved Son to show us how to live, how to love, and how to sacrifice our mind, body, and spirit to glorify You.