A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Wednesday April 6

Isaiah 49:8-15, Ps 145, John 5:17-30

You are a beloved Child of God.

My son stopped breathing when he was forty hours old. For two long minutes, the world stopped. All I can remember is the over-whelming yearning, longing, desire, ache welling up from the essence of my being. I loved him. I wanted him to live. And he did. Grace.

Isaiah says that God loves me even more.

As an adult, I am full of excuses, self-deprecation and world weariness. I find it hard to believe, to know in my heart, that I am unconditionally loved. But I am! And God wants me to live as his beloved. Will I?

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