Monday, 28 May 2007

The need to rejoice

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a series of brief meditations on the need for Catholics to rejoice. We are living in a world which is troubled because so many people have refused to listen to God. The consequence of separation from God, Whom is Love, is unhappiness. This unhappiness is manifest in many ways: violence, lack of respect, and distrust-to name but a few. It is very easy to be down-hearted about the state of the world, but we must never let this affect our trust in God. Look at a depiction of the Crucifixion, and the love of God for a fallen race is shown. Look at the condemned thief turning to the sinless Word dying for sin and turning to the dying Son of God to plead for help, and the grace of God to a sinner is shown. Monsignor Gilbey pointed out that we should thank God daily for sending His Son into the world to redeem us, and that I think that is an ideal place to begin to realise that we have something to be thankful for.

2 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

gratitude is a daily Miles Jesu activity..so important..

God bless

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Miles Jesu is a joyful institute..members work hard at positive thinking!