COMING CLOSER TO CHRIST: Blessed are those who hear the word of God and do it.
God’s will is always an expression of his love, and his love is the essence of his Word; so, to consciously obey God’s will is to welcome his Word. When God asks us to do things and we obey, we are welcoming his saving Word. And he actually asks us to do a lot of things.When we obey God’s will and embrace it, we put into action what we pray for every time we say the Our Father: “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
SENDING US OUT:
God asks us to follow the Ten Commandments, to love and forgive our neighbours, to follow the teachings of the Church, to put our talents at the service of others and of Christ’s Kingdom, to fulfill responsibly the duties of our state in life. God’s will also comes to us in other ways — in circumstances that are outside of our control, things that God permits to happen, even when we don’t fully understand why. These are all manifestations of God’s will; these are all ways we can move forward in our journey of faith and build up the Church.
What is one way that I can put God’s will into effect in my own life?