Thought of the Day September 9, 2016

By 10:15 AM

"Man's salvation and perfection consists of doing the will of God which he must have in view in all things, and at every moment of his life....To do the will of God, man must despise his own; the more he dies to himself, the more he will live to God.” (St. Peter Claver) This was Jesus' way of life and one of his most important teachings.  Sin involves choosing not to unite my will with God's will for me. Sin seeks me first, rather than God first. Sin puts me in control and at the center of my life. Yet, I am only a creature, not the Creator. He is the Sun and I am a speck of dirt on the earth which revolves around the Sun. In choosing to do God's will, I choose to unite my will to his, even when, on the human level, it does not make sense. Jesus' death on the cross did not make human sense. It wasn't death that Jesus desired, but to do the will of the Father even to the death of the cross for our salvation. When the will of God does not make human sense, it must be the right thing for me to do because it makes divine sense. Easy, No! Impossible, No! The right thing to do, if I desire eternal life with God, Yes!

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