Thought of the Day November 22, 2022 Enter into his embrace

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"Only by entering into Christ's embrace do we come to realize that God went to this extreme, even to the paradox of the cross, in order to embrace everything about us, even what was furthest from him; our death-he embraced--our pain, our poverty, our weakness, and our frailties. He embraced all of that....From the cross Jesus looks at us. It is up to us to choose whether we will be onlookers or involved." (Pope Francis)

Entering into his embrace involves responding to his invitation: "Come to me all of you who are burdened and heavily laden...Yoke yourself to me." When we unite ourselves with Jesus we are no longer onlookers but committed to be involved.  There are so many things that are out of order in the world around us. We can't change everything, but we can change the one thing Jesus wants us to. First, deal with the sins in our lives. Then truly commit ourselves to him as the Lord of our life. Ask him to show us what he wants us to do and then do it, without question or looking for results. He will put divine appointments in your path for the purpose of bringing his love into the situation. Be attentive.

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