Just as Lucifer, a fallen archangel,
perverted himself with pride
and fell into depravity,
so too can love.
It can become corrupt
by presuming itself
to be what it is not.”
In those days a decree went out from
Caesar Augustus that the whole empire
should be registered. This first registration
took place while Quirinius was governing
So everyone went to be registered, each to
his own town. And Joseph also went up from
the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea,
to the city of David, which is called
Bethlehem, because he was of the house and
…who was engaged to him and was pregnant.
While they were there, the time came for her
to give birth. Then she gave birth to her
firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him in
and laid Him in a feeding trough—because
was no room for them at the lodging place.
For God loved the world so much that
He gave His one and only Son, so that
everyone who believes in Him will
not perish but have eternal life.
God sent his Son into the world
not to judge the world, but to
save the world through Him.
Gods unfailing love for us is
an objective fact affirmed over
and over in the scriptures.
It is True whether we believe it or not.
Our doubts do not destroy Gods love
nor does faith create it. It originates in
the very nature of God , who is Love,
Pure love and it flows to us through
our union with His Beloved Son.
Dear brothers and sisters when troubles
come your way, consider it an opportunity
for great joy. For you know that when your
faith is tested, your endurance has a chance
to grow. So let it grow, for when your
is fully developed, you will be perfect and
complete, needing nothing.
SOUL TRAINING EXERCISE
Do something for someone
that is hard for you to love.
- Ask God for the heart to do it
- Ask God for wisdom on what to do
Not all of us can do great things,
but we can all do small
things with great love.