Monday, October 17, 2005

The Call of God

The full import of that Call addressed to the Christian is not always fully appreciated; what God expects from us is too often minimized and taken lightly. Transformation in Christ, Dietrich von Hildebrand. Intro. XX
What does God expect from us?

Jesus gave us the Golden Rule: Love God with my whole heart, soul, and mind; and love my neighbour as myself. That must be part of what He expects?

Jesus said that I need to take up my Cross and follow Him. Is that too part of what He expects?

The Scriptures speak of the crucible, of gold refined in fire, of running the good race. Are these elements also part of what He expects?

I think that what He expects is actually very simple. He even gives us a clue: "Unless we become like children, we shall not enter the kingdom of heaven". (Matthew 18:2-4)

Father, I am Your child!

Pax vobis,


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