Thursday, January 8, 2009

Loving for no Reason

Taken right out of the little daily book (LIVING FAITH) that Mark and I receive from his mother every quarter, this:

LOVING FOR NO REASON {message from Wednesday Jan 7, 2009}

"God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him." (1 John 4:16)

Every time you pray, it's God in you telling you to pray. You wouldn't even desire to pray except for God in you. It's God in you that loves God, that desires God, that seeks God. Every time you choose God on some level, God has in the previous nanosecond just chosen you, and you have somehow allowed yourself to be chosen -- and responded back!

We all find ourselves with this surprising ability to love God and to desire love from God, often for no reason in particular. That doesn't happen every day, truly, but hopefully more often as you learn to trust and rest in life. Moments of unconditional love sort of slip out of you and no one is more surprised than you when it happens! But when it does, you always know you are living inside of a Larger Life than your own. You know, henceforth, that your life is not about you but you are about God.

-- Father Richard Rorh, O.F.M. {Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality}

1 comment:

dama said...

Davi~ Thanks for sharing! I really needed some encouragement today.:-)Praying that you and your sweet ones are having an awesome 2009 so far. LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! xo J