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The Father loves me

Jesus can strike out on the roads and mountains, to proclaim and announce the latest bulletin, news that He “discovered” and lived in the silent years of His youth: God-is-Father. If God is all-powerful, He is also allloving. If with His hands He holds the world, with those same hands He takes and protects me.

By night, He watches over my sleep and, by day, He accompanies me wherever I go. When people complain saying “I am alone in the world,” the Father responds “Do not be afraid, for I am with you”. When individuals lament, saying “No one loves me,” the Father answers “I love you”.

He is closer to me than my own shadow. He takes better care of me than the most loving mother. There is nowhere I can become lost, for wherever I go, He goes with me.

Furthermore, it is a freely given love. The fact that He loves me does not depend on whether or not I deserve it, whether I am just or unjust. The Father loves me freely. He understands me because He knows very well of what soil I am made, and He forgives me much more easily than I forgive myself. He has no reasons for loving me. “I am gracious to whom I am gracious and I take pity on those on whom I take pity”. He loves me because He loves me; He is simply my Father.

From the book Sensing Your Hidden Presence, by Fr. Ignacio Larrañaga


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