Will You Let Yourself be Sent??

Posted: November 6, 2015 in World On The Edge

Photo by Jclk8888, Morguefile.com, 2015

Photo by Jclk8888, Morguefile.com, 2015

You know me through and through, from having watched my bones take shape when I was being formed in secret, knitted together in the limbo of the womb.” Psalm 139:15

Only God knows us as we are. When the Psalmist said God knows us through and through, he meant every aspect of our creation, life, talents, temperament and characteristics. He knew the crosses that would come our way and how each one would help to change, mold and form our soul to His Image. Like all fathers, He looked forward to the day He would see Himself clearly mirrored in us. He anticipated our choosing Him above all things and saw what marvelous glory those choices would give us. He saw the holiness we might obtain, the humility of heart that would be like a shield around us. He saw the tears His love would gently wipe away and the times He would lean down to take hold of our hand as we fell from grace. He saw our bad choices and grieved over our pain and then sought ways to bring good out of everything. Yes, He knew us then, through and through as He knows us now and—still He loves us. —Mother M. Angelica, founder of EWTN

Anytime God asks us to ACT in love, to do a particular thing, or grow through a particular trial, it is because God knows us so well. He does not ask us to do what we cannot handle. It may be something we don’t want to do, but be assured–if He asks it, He has already given us the ability to suceed. All He wants from us is: Yes Lord, I will. Send me.

Will it be easy to carry out God’s call to love? Many times the answer is no.

Go; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. “Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.–Matthew 10:3-6

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