Have you ever wondered why?
Why did He create us, knowing that we would just sin against Him and even crucify His beloved Son?
Sometimes, I wonder myself.
But, while reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the first paragraph shares an insight why.
In my own terms, God is blessed beyond measure. The word blessed cannot even contain how blessed, how happy, or how loved God feels. After all, God is love. And His love cannot be measured. Words cannot describe it. Our intellect cannot handle it. That’s how overwhelming God’s love is.
And He wants us to share in that blessedness. He wants us to share in that love. That’s why He created us.
Sometimes, we think of God as a discipliner, a judge, or a punisher. But, God is a Father, first and foremost. He created us so He could love us. More than wanting to be in a relationship with us, He just wants to love us.
Last week, I had a profound realization while praying the rosary. Do you remember the visitation story in the bible?
When Mary visited Elizabeth, Elizabeth’s infant leaped for joy inside her womb (Luke 1: 39-45).
When God visits us, instead of feeling condemned or judged or discouraged because of our sins and failures, we should be feeling joyful. Jesus came not to condemn, but to save.
When we pray, when we come into His presence, no matter our burdens, we should feel joyful and trusting that God wants what’s best for us.
We should pray without ceasing. But, the next time you sit down or kneel down to just pray, can you just stay still, feel Him, let Him love you and embrace you, and just give Him a smile?