Growing up in His Image:
Have you ever read the children’s book by Max Lucado, “You Are Special” ? Well, I think it’s for all ages! The message is awesome. When I recommended it to our Lady’s Bible Study there were many odd looks being passed around, but only from those who’d never actually read the book! Those who had, agreed, it would be beneficial! Who are we getting our identity from ? Others? or God?
Who is our judge? – someone tough or Someone Loving & Merciful, yet True? Who are we more concerned about pleasing, God, or others? We need to grow strong in our relationship with Jesus so we can be confident in who we were created to be… so we can Be who we should be! We need to know ourselves through His Eyes… & have our eyes on Him. We need to come into His Redeeming gaze. We need to RECEIVE His Love & Truth. Take a look:
Wasn’t that a WOW ? I think it’s a wow
“Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.” - St. Jerome
…hmm, for me, that means to live here as we will in Heaven, because we’ve been made for Heaven … Constantly: Remain in His Presence. Adoring; Praising; Glorify; Magnify His Name! Delighting in God & allowing Him to delight in me! … shear Heaven: God’s Will. His Plan. His Purpose. Trusting Him. Joy. Peace. Love. Home… Goodness. Truth. Simplicity. Beauty. Light… Radiant Light. In short, it means to Be a Saint. Young St. Dominic Savio, put it so well, “I never knew how easy it was to be a Saint, now I know, I simply MUST be a Saint!”