Monday, May 02, 2011

Love as God Loves

As a Christian, as a Catholic, as a Carmelite....we are called to love as God loves. While there is a part of me, that very human part that understands the jubilation at the death of Osama Bin Laden....we must understand that God doesn't love me or you more than he loves him. In fact, on the very day of Divine Mercy I can only hope that Osama Bin Laden prayed, asked forgiveness and received the mercy that I have faith that God will give each one of us if we truly and humbly ask. Love as I have loved you.......praying that God increases my love and your love today.

2 comments:

carmelitemom said...

There should be no rejoicing over the death of any human. We can rejoice at the possibility of peace where chaos and terror once reigned but ultimately, that peace has to come from God. Thanks for the reminder.

noreen said...

I had similar thoughts as you Julia. I didn't find happiness in is death instead a certain sadness for not knowing if he had lived longer, would he have gotten to know Jesus? Perhaps he could have but as you said, he may have prayed at the last moments of his life and asked for forgiveness.