Another question was asked: “What is merciful love?” The response is that merciful love is not what but Who, for Merciful Love is God Himself.
Who is Yahweh Elohim – God the Almighty Father? He is infinite joy and infinite love; pure and simple. Why would you not want to know Him?
How often in a single day do we fail to requite the infinite love of God the Father? How many times do we choose, consciously or unconsciously, to prefer our will over His divine Will? How frequently do we plunge the sharp arrow of pain, anguish and sorrow into the core of His Divine Heart? How often do we insist on wounding Him, despite our concurrent awareness of our cruelty? Continue reading “Unrequited Love”
Always and everywhere, no matter how much He chastises us, the Divine Heart of our Father cannot help but be overcome with infinite tenderness and sweetness towards us, when we cry out to Him for help from the bottom of our hearts, because God our Father is Infinite Love. Therefore, our Father cannot do otherwise but give in to His nature, even when He is angry at what we do.
You either do not love Him or do not love Him enough, because you do not know Him. If you knew Him, truly knew Him – if you tried to let yourself experience the intensity and profundity of His Love, just letting yourself be open to whatever He may wish to give you – you would be unable to resist Him. For God the Father is Infinite Love and who can resist pure love, unless they are intent with all their hearts on remaining wedded to darkness, desolation and despair?
God our Almighty Father – Infinite Love in Persona – desires our hearts, our love. What are we going to do? Are we ready to open up to Him, so that He can welcome us into His Divine Heart with unbridled joy? Or are we going to keep on living as we are, with no changes at all? What is it going to be?
“God respects and does not constrain man . . . God humbles Himself before us. He loves us with a tender love, not haughtily, not with condescension. And when we open our hearts to Him, we are overwhelmed by the conviction that He is indeed our Father. The soul then worships in love” (Archimandrite Sophrony, 1997, His Life is Mine)