Oh so many of us spend our lives trying to earn the love of God ...

When, through Christ, it is already ours.

Rest, my friends ... rest in this truth.

Listen to how Henri Nouwen puts it:

"But what I would like to say is that the spiritual life

is a life

in which you gradually learn to listen to a voice

that says something else,

that says,

'You are my beloved 

and on you my favor rests ...'

I want you to hear that voice.

It is not a very loud voice

because it is an intimate voice.

It comes from a very deep place.

It is soft and gentle.

I want you to gradually hear that voice.

We both have to hear that voice and to claim for ourselves that

that voice speaks the truth, our truth.

It tells us who we are.

That is where the spiritual life starts - 

by claiming the voice

that calls us the beloved."

Claim that voice today, friends.

God just waits for you to claim it.