Sunday, July 13, 2008

Obedience to the True Love Offered is Liberation

Reflecting more on a previous post.

The Annunciation
Edwin Muir (1887-1959)

Now in this iron reign
I sing the liberty
Where each asks from each
What each most wants to give
And each awakes in each
What else would never be,
Summoning so the rare
Spirit to breathe and live.

Discern the words from the Magnificat from Saturday, July 12

Psalm 119
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work." (Jn 4:34)

To our cost, we sometimes think that obedience to God's will is an iron cage. On the contrary, God wills that everyone be saved: set free, made whole, brought to joy of the kingdom. Mary pondered and did the will of God not reluctantly, out of a sense of martyred duty, but with her whole heart, in delight.

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