A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 2 December

Is 4:2-6, Ps 121:1-2, 1-5, 6-9, Matthew 8:5-11

Come as you are

We can’t earn salvation. Living a “good Christian life” won’t make us “worthy” of eternal life. Trying to become worthy only becomes a barrier to grace. Acknowledging and accepting our unworthiness opens us up to the power and saving grace of Jesus Christ. Our love for God is a love of dependence, gratitude and trust. It’s the love of the creature for the creator. The love of the unworthy for the One who alone is worthy. For the One who, in his love, mercy and compassion, disregards our unworthiness. “Come as you are, that’s how I want you.”

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