God's love is present in our lives in many and various ways.
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect… 1 Peter 3:15
I recently read Jon Meacham’s book, The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross, as recommended by a parishioner. It was a fascinating book giving insight to how Jon talks about his faith. When asked how he can believe in God, he answers based on the evidence he has seen in life:
“I believe in God on the same evidence that I believe in love. Both are invisible forces with visible effects. Sometimes these effects are noble, redemptive, warm, thrilling, and transporting; sometimes, when love goes wrong and turns to self regard, or turns to jealousy, or finally to hate, then it produces corruption and disorder.”
God’s love is present in our lives in many and various ways. Though it can’t be measured, it can be felt. We are a blessed people. God has helped us when in trouble. And God continues to save, love, and bless us. Without God’s love, corruption and disorder grows and chaos can enter. Always be ready to give an answer for your faith by pointing to the love of God that creates order out of disorder. God’s love is forgiving, giving, and redemptive for all, through Jesus Christ our Lord.