The Fathers infinite love is there for each of us to see, feel and know. He is a communion of persons (the Trinity) bound together in love because He is love (1Jn4). He wants us each to know this intimately, which is why He calls us by name, becomes a man and dies for each. He shows what love is;sacrifice. God invites us each to share in this perfect bond of His divine life and know what true love is. But let’s be honest, we don’t want this. We want things our way, especially love. We want to love the way we want to, not His way. His love is too demanding, too perfect because it calls for us to give fully of ourselves, just as the Trinity gives fully to the other (F, S,HS)!!!This giving of ourselves is WAY more than giving up sweets, eating healthy or not cursing. It requires us to self-donate, just as he did (Phil 2:7).
——Ques: instead of giving up something during this 40 days, how can I make today a day of giving and growing in Him? Whatever it is we do, may we remember that it is all to share in in His divine life!