We are God’s creatures, and even when humanity turned against their Creator, it was the Son of our God again who, as the illumined St. Paul repeats, brought us back with the price of His own Precious Blood (see 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 and 7:23).   Just because we belong to God, this does not mean that God forces us to be close to Him.   He wants our relationship with Him to be freely chosen, in that we make the decision (and act accordingly) to entrust “our entire life” to His omnipotent and caring hands.

Sadly, it often happens that we forget God in the difficulties we have in our lives.  Instead of turning to Him, humanity tries to face the adversity and sorrows of life alone.   This only increases suffering, and when resolution or relief cannot be found, they lose hope.   For those Christians who have put their faith and trust in the benevolent Lord, doing all that they can in every situation, a different result can be seen.  By giving ourselves over completely to the divine will of God, we find peace instead of despair.   Our All Loving God will always be at our side!

– Article in Pemptousia  (Part 2)

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