Thursday, 9 February 2017

Obligation.


When we first become aware of God's work in the world we assume that helping the poor and the needy is an obligation - a good work backed up by rewards and punishments.

Fear grips us.
We fear that God expects this of us.
Or else.

So we banish pleasure and act against our will.

This generates resentment and anger.

But fear is no motivation.

The gift of Salvation is free.
There is no obligation.

What happens is that God touches our hearts.

It is our tears that open our hearts to others.

Secure in the Love of God we lose our fear.

And we act out of love.


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