Monthly Archives: August 2009

Obedience

I was lucky enough to be in a conversation with Jessica and Sr. Monica the night before. Listening to them makes me understand a little more what being obedient to God is all about.
 
When Jesus says, "Follow me", He means it. However, many of us choose to interpret it with whatever way we want. There are always certain areas in our lives that we want to keep for ourselves. We have our own plans that we would like to stick to. Very few of us can really let go when it comes to following Jesus.
 
When I was listening to Jessica and Sr. Monica, the greatest commandment came to my mind: YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND (by the way, I somehow thought this is the 3rd commandment out of the 10 commandments, but Jesus referred it to the GREATEST commandment in Matt 22).
 
I guess I have never truly "loved" God. I don’t think I’ve ever love Him with ALL my heard, ALL my soul and ALL my mind. I don’t think I’ve given my ALL to Him.
 
I still have a long way to go for attaining my reward in heaven.

Unconditional Love

Dear God,
 
Thanks for Your unconditional love. We cannot ask for anything greater than that.
 
Thanks for loving those who are not loveable by human standards, those who do not look appealing, those who have mental problems, those who sin often, those who bring troubles to others, those who cannot control their temper, those who are selfish…
 
No one should ever feel hopeless, because everyone is loved by YOU. Please help us to remind ourselves of Your love. Please never let the evil one to deceive us when we are weak.
 
May Your name be praised forever.
 
Amen.