Day 5 – Jesus, I Trust in You!
Our life experiences make it hard for us to comprehend the Father's love. Oftentimes we have doubts about His fairness and impartiality towards each of His children. Truly, it is hard for us to comprehend when we witness all the unfairness in this world. As humans, we try to make sense of what is happening around us. There seems to be a huge gap between what the world is telling us and what Jesus is revealing to us about His Heavenly Father's love.
Indeed, it is hard to believe that the Father's love is so unconditional and impartial in nature. Unfairness in this world aside, it is as incomprehensible that we cannot make God love us more by behaving better or working harder, nor can we make God love us less by our failures or sinfulness!
His love for us is constant and without cost! It is freely given and is to be freely received.
As we continue this Lenten journey, we need to have the basic trust in the God whom we claim we believe in. We need to believe in what Jesus, our Saviour, tells us from His own mouth (that is, through the Scripture). Without this foundation, our journey home will be a guaranteed failure. It is as if we have opened the door for Satan and its lies to mercilessly sever our relationship with God.
To whom can we go? Who else is more trustworthy than God?
Examine your heart again. Do you really believe from the bottom of your heart what Jesus has revealed about His Father’s unfailing love for you through the three parables (Luke 15) is true?
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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In the past, I sometimes considered God’s unfailing love as ‘unfair’ like what the elder son thought as in the parable ‘The Prodigal Son’. I was too conceited to think that I have been obeying God’s commandments, without realizing that me too, is the lost sheep, the lost coin. God’s love is not to be ‘earned’, but given to us unconditionally.
God, help me to love you more and lead a life according to Your will.
Lord in the past i do not know who you are. But now i know who you are now. You are a God who is looking at me all my years of hardship and is always there for me. You teach me to be humble and in all my years and grant me a grace to be humble. You hava called me and i accept the calling.
Now you are my only one who have changed me. You are God who always listened to my pray. You are my saviour, my rock and my everything.
Increse my faith and to trust you completely.
Jesus is my best friend. He is King of the universe. Often when I pray my rosary, I thought of my petitions instead of meditating on the mysteries of the rosary and not trusting in God in answering my prayers according to His will.