Sunday, June 16, 2013

2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13, Galatians 2:16, 19-21, Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 7, 11, Luke 7:36-8:3


 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13, Galatians 2:16, 19-21, Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 7, 11, Luke 7:36-8:3

AMAZING LOVE.................
2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13

My Beloved, You have given us everything we need for our salvation and to be happy always but we are greedy, it is never enough.  The weakness of our flesh is so often the cause of our downfall when we do not make a serious effort to resist temptation.  Lust clouds our judgment and we seek ways to facilitate the sins of the flesh.  This sin often involves more than one person - the sinner, the one with whom one sins and the one who is sinned against and You.

All I need to do is admit my guilt no matter how grave and say I am sorry and You hasten to forgive me.  Thank You my Beloved

Galatians 2:16, 19-21

Obeying a set of rules carefully and diligently has no power to save if my obedience is devoid of love.  Every faith has its set of rules and laws and these could very well be quite contradictory to people of differing faiths and could very well be the cause of division, animosity, hatred and violence.  St. Paul testifies this of himself before his conversion.  However when we encounter the Person of Jesus Christ and we accept Him as the One sent into the world to save and redeem us - the Son of God who laid down His life or  us and bore our guilt, sin, shame and punishment we begin to understand that the law does not save but love does.

Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 7, 11

Truly Beloved the one who is forgiven much loves much.  I have wallowed in the slime of sin and You have come for me time and time again and saved me.  You washed me and restored me.  I thank You for such wondrous care for me.  Grant that I may love You more each day.  I hide in You Lord and You keep me safe from evil.  You give me grace through the Sacraments that help me to resist temptation.  you make me happy because in You I am justified before God.  I claim Your merits and I am saved.

Luke 7:36-8:3

My Beloved may I never give You cause to pull me up as You did Simon the Pharisee, because I failed to show the most common and civil courtesies, love and respect for my neighbor.  You have said as long as I neglected t do it to one of Your little ones I neglected to do it to You.  I love You - let it not be just lip service my Lord.

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