Day 2-Lent Practice : How? Fulfill the will of God

Day 2-Lent Practice : How? Fulfill the will of God

Category : Daily Lent Practice

“Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your
sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and
that I may find grace in Your sight.” (Exo 33:13)

“To love God with all [our] heart means to try to the
greatest extent possible to learn the will of God, or
that which is pleasing to God and that which offends
Him, and then as readily, diligently, and joyfully as
possible to do what is pleasing to the Lord God, and
as attentively and thoughtfully as we can to avoid what
offends Him. For it is an attribute of the love of our
heart that we try to the greatest extent possible to
know the will of whomever we sincerely love and to fulfill
it with all diligence and pleasure, no matter how difficult
that may be.

To love God with all [our] heart means to fulfill the
will of God readily and with joy, even when this is
sure to demand great self-sacrifice of us. For it is an
attribute of the love of the human heart that we try to
fulfill the will of whomever we sincerely love, regardless
of any obstacles, difficulties or unpleasantness, to
fulfill it regardless even of clear danger to our lives.
Love overcomes all obstacles; for it, everything
difficult is easy, everything unpleasant is pleasant, and
everything heavy is light.

To love God with all [our] heart means to glorify the
Lord God with the greatest zeal and to try with all our
power to put a stop to or prevent anything that [calls
into question] His glory. For it is always an attribute
of our love that we everywhere praise whomever we
sincerely love and at any unpleasant mention of our
beloved we try our utmost to defend the honour of our
beloved and his or her good name. For we are always
gratified when our beloved is held in respect by all and
displeased when he or she is not loved or respected.

Such should be our love for the Lord God, and it
is entirely fitting that we should love Him with all the
fullness of our love.”


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