“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu
For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded, slaves to various desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another. But when the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, not because of any righteous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit.
I’m sure each of us can read this writing of St. Paul and be convicted of all the failings that he lists.
I know I can.
But I can also attest to the generous love of God renewing me even though I had done nothing to merit that love.
It is exactly this experience of being loved and forgiven when we don’t deserve it that transforms hearts.
All the lectures in the world will not do it.
What will change a life is grace.
You can’t buy it.
You can’t earn it.
It’s free and frees you!
Open yourself to God’s mercy and unconditional love.
Meditate upon it.
Allow it to warm your heart.
Then share it in how you interact with everyone and everything.
Live in the joy of God’s grace.
Then you will truly be able to say: “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack” (Psalm 23:1).
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