For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded, slaves to various desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another. But when the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, not because of any righteous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit, whom he richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.
Wow…that is a LOT to digest. St. Paul’s writings tend to ramble…but they are filled with deep meaning! Paul’s life was completely turned around through an encounter with the living Love of God…the risen Jesus Himself. It came at a time when Paul was persecuting Christians…not loving them. He did not merit such a meeting with Jesus. There is nothing we need to do to earn this Love. You see…it is freely given to you and me by a God whose love is beyond our understanding. That is truly GOOD NEWS!
Suggested song of the day– “God Is” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
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Remember…you are loved!