God always asks for more because He knows we can do more, give more, and become more through Him, in Him, and with Him. How poor is our response to His request. We delay, we defect, we evade, we elude, we hide, and we hesitate. How patient is our shepherd – always trying to win our trust, our confidence, our faith; always waiting for the stubborn sheep that we are.
In reality, we are much more detestable creatures than the timid sheep. When we examine our sins carefully and truthfully, we are disgusted out how stained, how flawed, how defective we are. And yet God – our very creature – loves us. We are so unlovable, and yet He loves us. How do we return this love?
Often, we are afraid of what reciprocity entails. Loving God is loving Christ. And Christ is inseparable from the Cross. To love Christ…
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