Thought of the Day November 14, 2016

By 9:36 AM

In the Book of Revelation we read what the Spirit spoke to the Church in Ephesus: "Moreover, you have endurance and have suffered for my name, and you have not grown weary. Yet, I hold this against you: you  have lost the love you had at first. Realize how far you have fallen. Repent, and do the works you did at first."(Rev 2:3-4) The worse thing that happens in most relationships is to no longer have the zeal and fire as when we first fell in love. This is true in our relationship with God, is it not? The passion of focusing on the Other becomes tempered by self focus which amounts to sin. That is why the Spirit says: "Repent"! How fervent and consumed were we when we first encountered and fell in love with Jesus? How fervent are we now? Is our love deepening in intensity or diminishing with familiarity? Now is the time to fall in love once more with him who loves us unconditionally, even to the death on the cross. Otherwise at the end of our life he may say: "I don't know you!"

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