The opening prayer of today’s Mass teaches us something we must never forget;” O God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light…..”
St. Paul tells us that before the world began God choose us to be God’s adopted sons and daughters. We can’t earn God’s love, it is freely given to us. Our relationship with God is not like any other relationship in which we may be involved. Many of our relationship are negotiated. If we behave or do what we’re told we are rewarded, ‘loved.’ How often have we compromised our values, maybe even our faith to maintain a relationship?
May we be blessed to know the truth that God’s relationship with each of us in unconditional and be graced with the strength to respond in kind.
Fr. Paul Cusack, C.P.