True Free Love (Hos 14:5) by Kevin McNicholas

28 Mar True Free Love (Hos 14:5) by Kevin McNicholas

free_love“I will heal their defection, says the LORD, I will love them freely; for my wrath is turned away from them.” Hosea 14:5 (full readings)
Kevin’s Reflections: Can you imagine what it would be like to truly experience God loving you freely? I think we realize as Christians that God loves us, but the word “freely” really caught my attention as I read the First Reading today. God loves us with everything He has to love us with, which is indeed everything! God is limitless, and his love for us is limitless. The only limit to God’s love is our sin. God wishes to love us freely, as Hosea says in his prophesy, and if we accept and return God’s love with a pure heart and a joyful spirit, then His Love multiplies. Then we can truly hear and realize Jesus’ words from today’s Gospel “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.”
* Kevin works at an Alternative Education program serving three counties in Southern Illinois. He and his wife Laura have a 16 month old miracle named Elliana (“the Lord Answers”) to love, and a son on the way! They have been blessed during the 7 years of their marriage to travel to Catholic pilgrimage sites worldwide.
Faith Challenge: Identify an area in your life that keeps you from experiencing God’s love more fully. As we are in the season of Lent, fast from that which separates you from God.

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Feast Day:
  Saint Catharine of Bologna

Faith Quote:  “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~ Blessed Mother Teresa
Through Christ Our Lord,
Luke 1:37

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