St. Augustine:"Love God and do what you will." I intend to do this throughout Lent, at Easter, after Easter and indefnitely beyond. No doubt, it sounds too simple, but I think that's exactly what it should be. The economy of God's grace makes everything reducible to love, with love for God as the main river and all other genuine loves as tributaries that flow from it.

That being said, loving God is easy as a concept but difficult to make into the reality of daily habit. With so many competing attachments, perhaps our only hope is to ask God himself to help us pick them off one by one. I suppose there's no better time to start than now.

"The grace of Divine love is that grace which contains in itself every grace" (St. Francis de Salles)


3 Responses so far.

  1. Maryellen says:

    This post is quite thought-provoking, son.

    Have a blessed Lent.

  2. Maryellen says:

    Ah yes, St. Augustine hit the nail on the head.
    Thanks for the thought from a great Saint.

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