A Meditation from Don Nori Sr. Excerpts:
"He loves—no explanation needed. He loves, period. If there is any convincing to be done, it is in my need to accept His incredible, unconditional love for me. Oh, I know that we are taught about His unconditional love, but religion always seems to give it conditions. What? How can unconditional love have conditions? This is just one of religion’s many outrageous oxymorons. Conditional unconditional love is a conundrum that will never find its way into true abiding, because it opposes everything for which Jesus gave Himself."
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him (1 John 4:7-9).
Reflect: What conditions have you imposed on God’s unconditional love for you? You can rest in the reality of God’s love for you without adding further requirements.
Respond: As you sit quietly with Jesus, ask Him to reveal conditions you have added to His unconditional love for you. Journal your responses.
Activate: How will I make this visible through my life today?
Invite the Holy Spirit into your being. Ask God to commune with you. Then pay attention.