The love of the Father (1)

I spent a good amount of time during my retreat last week at Our Lady of the Mississippi meditating on sections of Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire (Fr. Joseph Langford).  I don’t think I have quoted very much from that book, and I don’t know why.  It is a veritable treasure mine of truths about the love of God for us.  And so I will sharing some of them with you over the course of the next few days.  I hope they bless you as much as they do me.

“It is staggering to realize that the Father loves all of mankind with the same love, with the same magnitude and the same intensity, with which he loves his divine Son. . . it is God’s nature to love this way, to love with the entirety of his being, and he cannot love us any less.”

“Because God is infinite, his love is not divided, with each of us receiving but a portion.  We each receive the totality, the fullness of divine love, twenty-four hours a day, every day of our lives.”

“. . . the only way to approach God’s thirst for us is to open to it, without insisting on understanding or being worthy.  As theologian Karl Rahner observed, ‘Some things are understood not by grasping, but by allowing oneself to be grasped.'”

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