We love, because God first LOVES us

Virgin and Child with St. Anne by Da Vinci

Virgin and Child with St. Anne by Da Vinci

Good Day, God!

This morning I went to see my spiritual director, June. I’m alway so amazed at the images and ideas that flow during my time with her. Thank You!

There is one special image from this morning that cries out to be shared. That is the reframe that happened as I quoted to June the verses from the beginning of the twelfth chapter of Romans:

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

As I spoke, I became aware that when I thought of offering myself as a living sacrifice — I was picturing myself lying on a stone altar. I confess that the altar resembled an Aztec stone altar . . . where they would cut out the heart of the living person being sacrificed. Yikes! No wonder I could only occasionally get up the gumption to “offer myself” to You!

But, this morning You stepped in and transformed the “location” from a stone altar to YOUR LAP! Wow! You, The Creator of the Universe don’t just love us — You want to hold us in Your Lap — as St. Anne holds Mary! Oh, Dearly Beloved God! You want to hold each and every one of us in Your Lap!

Now, that is The Good News that cries out to be shared! Thank YOU!

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