TO LOVE GOD
CCC 345-349, 459, 577-582, 708-710, 1159-1167, 1945-1972, 2042, 2052-2074, 2083-2188, 2196 (YOUCAT 2, 61, 91, 115, 127, 156, 169, 200, 220, 229, 270-271, 309, 314-315, 321, 329, 339-366, 373, 402, 424, 479)
When I think about the commandments do I see them more as prohibitions or more as opportunities to serve God in love? What is the connection between relationships and rules? What is the connection between love and obedience or service? Why did God have to reveal the commandments to begin with? Who has fulfilled the commandments perfectly and why is that important for me? If the moral law speaks of giving to one what is due, does God owe me anything?
Jesus, Almighty King of kings, You Who obeyed Your Father to the end, Teach me the meaning of obedience. My soul burns to comply to Your Will, Striving to charm Your Divinity. While my worldly nature seeks one way, My spiritual nature seeks another. Bless me with the strength to obey, That my soul may subdue both natures, Blending them as a fair aromatic bloom. I always seek favor in Your eyes, To always obey You until my last breath! Amen.
St. Francis de Sales
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