October 2021
Reflections of God's Goodness

I think we can all agree that we are on a journey to God. But who is this God? Our human understanding cannot comprehend who God is, although many of us can attest to the revelation of God in our hearts. God is a mystery.

I love the sentiment of the psalmist who said,

“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals [a] that you care for them?”  

I have reflected many times during my life, on what I know of God and how God has acted in my life. I find, first, that God is faithful.

“The LORD, the LORD, a God gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in love and fidelity, continuing his love for a thousand generations, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion, and sin. . . .”

Secondly, His word is true.

 “We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.”

God is always drawing us into Himself. God is both the great attractor and the one who pursues. What some describe as God drawing us to Himself, others might say God is like a magnet—pulling or attracting us to Himself as a magnet to metal.

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.” 

What should we do? Our response is to “. . . love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”     (Matthew 22:37-39)

This is our life’s work! This month post or place a visual copy of the two greatest commandments where you will see them every day. Sometimes we need a reminder!



Sister Mary Ann Barnhorn, SNDdeN

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him is the greatest adventure; to find him the greatest human achievement.”

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