11 Nov Divine Intimacy (Wis 1:4) by Dr. Rich Reich
“Because into a soul that plots evil wisdom does not enter, nor does she dwell in a body under debt of sin.” ~ Wis 1:4 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: God’s eternal plan of love is to espouse us to Himself forever (Hosea 2:19). Essentially, He wants to marry us. God also wants us to live in Him and have an intimacy with us beyond anything we could ever imagine. The love shared between a married man and woman is only a hint of the mystical eternal union that God desires for us with Him. However, God Who is absent of sin cannot be near us when we are in a sinful state. If we wish to be close to God and to keep the faith rather than lose it, we must repent of our sins and let Jesus pay our debt of sin. In our Pro-Life ministry, we need to pray for those who are considering committing the grave sin of abortion, and pray for the peaceful healing of post-abortive men and women that only Jesus can provide. As human beings, we all share in the internal craving for unity with God. Unfortunately, many in our culture misinterpret this desire for communion with God with the selfish desire for wealth, lust, and power.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Prepare yourselves for divine intimacy by repenting of your sins.
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Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
* On this Veterans Day, special prayers of thanksgiving for all Veterans who have defended God’s gifts of Life and freedom…and for their family/friends who sacrificed in their absence and prayed them forward…Amen!
Feast Day: St. Martin of Tours
Faith Quote: “Our last and greatest fear of spiritual growth is divine intimacy.” ~ St. Theresa of Avila