Maranatha!

Interesting thoughts on the day of remembrance of Christ’s dedication.

We have much to be judged on when he comes, slums and battlefields and insane asylums, but these are the symptoms of our illness, and the result of our failures in love.  In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off vey well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.

But his love is greater than all our hate, and he w ill not rest until Judas has turned to him, until Satan has turned to him, until the dark has turned to him; until we cal all, all of us without exception, freely return his look of love in our own eyes and hearts.  And then, healed, whole, complete but not finished, we will know the joy of being co-creators with the one to whom we call.

Amen.  Even so, come Lord Jesus.

~Madeleine L’Engle, Glimpses of Grace 334-335

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