The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
God is rich. He is rich in His holiness, rich in His omnipotence and rich in his justice. But above all God is rich in His mercy.
Sometimes people do not follow God and do not put their faith in Him because they do not know His true image. We cannot believe and trust someone whom we do not know.
So what is God like? What is His true image? We can discover His presence when we look at the created universe. Looking at the sky full of stars I realise that God is omnipotent. His power, however, is limited by man’s freedom. God created man and gave him free will accepting people’s decisions. God’s omnipotence is restricted by man’s free will.
God is just. He will reward and He will punish, but He did not say He would do it now, in this life. His justice has an eternal dimension. God does not want a sinner’s eternal death, on the contrary He wants him to convert, to turn to God and live.
If God was only omnipotent we would not be able to become close to Him. We would keep a distance as we behave towards something that has more power than ourselves such a dangerous lion or hot lava from a volcano.
So what is God like that, is it worth getting to know Him? God is love. Love implies that there is a lover and a beloved. For this reason we meet God in the Trinity of persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The life of the Three Divine Persons is a process, a continual act of love. When this love turns into action, it becomes mercy. God is loving and merciful.
God loves each and every one of you unconditionally. He is saying “I am merciful, I will never let you down, trust in Me, be faithful to Me.”
I assure you of the constant daily prayer of the priests of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel for all our readers and their families. Please let others know about this magazine and help us to distribute it all over the world.
God bless you.
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA