Thursday, 23 October 2014


"Believe that God loves you as you cannot conceive; that He loves you with your sin, in your sin. It has been said of old that over one repentant sinner there is more joy in heaven than over ten righteous men. Go, and fear not. Be not bitter against men. Be not angry if you are wronged. Forgive the dead man in your heart what wrong he did you. Be reconciled with him in truth. If you are penitent, you love. And if you love you are of God. All things are atoned for, all things are saved by love. If I, a sinner, even as you are, am tender with you and have pity on you, how much more will God. Love is such a priceless treasure that you can redeem the whole world by it, and expiate not only your own sins but the sins of others." - Father Zossima in The Brothers Karamazou

I just love Father Zossima's commentary on love in this chapter. He reminds me that God's love is way beyond my expectations and that though we have a basic understanding of love, there is always so much more!

With Jesus there is always so much more!

May Christ's love compel us to love with all that we have. If you are in need of God's great love today, why don't you pause for a minute and invite the Spirit of God to wash over you, to fill you with the riches of his presence.

Nehemiah 1:5 -  "Then I said: “Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments."

Living in Grace

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