God’s Words

“Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words.” (Jn14:23-24) It’s a simple instructive; thumbnailour obedience to our Heavenly Father is a sign of our love for Him. Our love for Him will be
reciprocated by love on His part for us; it’s not, however, that we’re earning God’s love, but as St. John reminds us elsewhere: He first loved us (1John4:19). Our love is a response to His and our response, according to God’s design, prompts a further response on God’s part. This continual reciprocity, give-and-receive, leads mysteriously into a deep union between lovers; in this case, between Creator and creature. Continue reading “God’s Words”

Christ, the Power of God and the Wisdom of God (1Cor1:24)

Dostoevsky’s famous The Brothers Karamazov revolves aroundThe_Brothers_Karamazov_by_LordShadowblade this broken family, especially the father and his three sons and the small Russian community in which they live.  One of the noticeable fact about this work is the distinction he makes between people.  Those engaged in objectively morally evil behavior have chaotic lives which seem to be spinning more out of control with every breath; they are carried away by every whim and wind.  On the other hand, those engaged in morally good behavior have a life of order, they’re in control, and their lives are peaceful.  It’s a remarkable contrast that is presented by Dostoevsky.

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