Friday, April 6, 2012

For God So Loved the World

Am I lovable? Is the question a person sometimes asks him or herself. We are on a world where people feel pain and misfortune, so this is not a surprising question. And it's one I will answer in a moment.

You have a God who enfleshed Himself, becoming a human being, a person, an individual, like you. He didn't have to. He's God.

Why did he do such a thing? He walked among people, rich and poor. Sick and healthy. Very sinful people and some not so sinful. God loves every person because we are all of us his children. To demonstrate his love, God--in the second person of the Trinity--Jesus, allowed himself to be executed as a criminal in a most painful and humiliating way.

John 15: 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (NAB)

So, yes, I'd say you are lovable. You cannot argue with God and hope to win. :)

To read about suffering, I'd recommend this Q and A piece at Catholic Answers.

Have a blessed day.

Crucifix in Mexico

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