Infinite Goodness Stoops Over Man

God’s Infinite GoodnessDeus Caritas Est by Fr Lawrence, OP  “Man’s wickedness may accumulate sin upon sin, evil upon evil, but overall, God’s goodness will remain unchangeable. The shadow of evil will not mar it; instead, God who is always benevolent, will bend over the evil to change it into good, and to draw a greater good from it. Thus, infinite Goodness stooped over man, the sinner, and made an immensely superior good come from Adam’s fall: the redemption of the world through the Incarnation of His only-begotten Son. This is the distinctive characteristic of God’s goodness: to will the good,…continued

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Can We Ever Be Perfect?

“You must therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 (New Jerusalem Translation) What does it mean to be perfect? The New Catholic Dictionary defines perfection as “a state of supreme excellence to which nothing is lacking.” Christian perfection is described as “a state of union with God through charity.” Can we be like God our Father? Can we be holy and perfect? We can! God would never ask us to be something that is impossible for us to be. As our creator, He is in the best position to be aware of our defects, our…continued

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God’s Merciful Love

“Every person therefore is invited to “repent” and to “believe” in God’s merciful love. The kingdom will grow insofar as every person learns to turn to God in the intimacy of prayer as to a Father and strives to do his will.” Section 13, Mission of The Redeemer Our Father’s merciful love was made manifest to us in the flesh and blood of His son Jesus.  Each time we gaze upon the Christ child in the manger, we are seeing the embodiment our Father’s love for us. This helpless little baby, held in Mary’s arms, tiny hands reaching out to grasp…continued

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Six Little Steps

“This union [with God] is accomplished by means of sanctifying grace, it grows with the fervent reception of the sacraments and with the generous practice of the virtues; it is established more firmly and strengthened by prayer, and is consolidated and preserved by recollection and detachment.” From Divine Intimacy, Section 25 Now, to apply that to ourselves, let’s break it down step by step. Maybe these little ideas will inspire you on how to make a little Christmas present to Jesus in the midst of the busyness. 1. Sanctifying grace – Check! That came to us through baptism. Easy. 2. Fervent…continued

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Soul of My Soul

In our lives we choose either to walk alone, or to invite Christ to walk with us. He wants to keep company with us along our way but He is a perfect gentleman and will not go where He is not invited. Once He is invited, He is our constant help. We may not at first be aware that His help is with us constantly. He offers us an arm to lean on for support, a shoulder to cry on, a gentle nudge to correct our course. When we grow weak, our loving Father leans down toward us to pick…continued

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