Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Daily - 11/18/09

This is a meditation topic that I've been focusing on lately:

CONSIDER the Eternal Love God has borne you, in that, even before our Lord Jesus Christ became Man and suffered on the Cross for you, His Divine Majesty designed your existence and loved you. When did He begin to love you? When He began to be God, and that was never, for He ever was, without beginning and without end. Even so He always loved you from eternity, and therefore He made ready all the graces and gifts with which He has endowed you.

- St Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Part 5, Chapter 14


I've found that the more I think about this subject, the more blown away I am. God is eternal. He loves us eternally. He has plans for us that have existed since the beginning of time, and that we are just now beginning to see in our lives. He is always here, and always loving us.

I know all those things in my head, but I can't even begin to appreciate them until I take the time to truly think about God's eternal love. Even then I can't come close to understanding it, but at least I can become aware. It's definitely worth a few minutes of prayer time.