Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Love does such things!

"The Liturgy is filled with ever growing expectation of the Savior and stresses the longing desire of all who have waited for him through the ages: 'O King of nations...come!'

This yearning, always present in everyone who is aware of his need for salvation, impels him to probe ever deeper into the mystery of the Savior. and this means penetrating the mystery of the infinite love which alone can explain it!

"God is love: everything he does, both in himself and outside of himself, is a work of love.... Through love, God not only brought us out of nothing, but chose us and elevated us to the state of divine sonship, destining us to participate in his own divine life... See then, how the mystery of the Incarnation presents itself to us as the supreme manifestation of God's eceeding charity toward us (Eph. 2:4)

"'In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins (1 Jn 4:9-10). After giving us natural life, and destining us for supernatural life, what more could God give us than to give himself, his Word made flesh for our salvation?'" (from DIVINE INTIMACY, Volume 1, Ignatius Press p. 85)

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