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The woman who did not love God

Discussion in 'The Chapel - Catholic' started by Mark Dohle, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. Mark Dohle

    Mark Dohle Well-Known Member

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    The woman who did not love God
    (Written September 15, 2015)

    "I don’t love God" the woman informed me. "All my life I have suffered, been abused, abandoned and now the only love of my life is gone". She started to cry and then looked at me and said “why me?”, then she became so quiet that it worried me.

    “Why are you here” I responded. “If you are seeking an easy answer I can’t give it to you. Just because I am a monk I don’t have some sort of elevated answer to the awful tragedies that people go through. I have not met anyone who has been spared the vagaries of life; it seems that everything turns on a dime”.

    I then decided to say something to her, though it was an act of faith to do so. So I said that “in the Christian faith, the term ‘Christ with us”, or that “God tabernacles with us” is a way of seeking to understand this crazy world we live in. Also “Christ died for us”. I asked her if she ever spent much time pondering the life and death of Jesus. She told me that she is not that religious. So I responded: “In the Christian faith, God is not outside somewhere watching us, no, he is within, and when you read about his sufferings and death it can help you understand your own life and sufferings. It is not a fix, this understanding, but it can give a place for you to stand from”.

    “God suffers with me?” she asked with some awe. “Christ took up your life and death, the life and death of your loved ones, experienced it and brings it into his resurrection”. “I don’t understand” she replied. “I don’t’ either,” I said, “however to ponder upon this mystery has a way of leading to some sort of peace with the way life is. For one thing, I have come to recognize. We comprehend fear, punishment, and betrayal, and being abandoned. What is more difficult to grasp is infinite love as it is shown in Christ Jesus. In seeking to understand this love, your own love of Christ Jesus will deepen, and while your pain will not go away, and even your anger, something else will be there, the seed of grace and the working of the Holy Spirit in your life.

    I held my breath after saying this, but it seemed to help her in some way. She sat for a minute or two, silent, but this time it was a different sort f silence. She looked up, thanked me, and left.-Br.MD
     
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    When i found Jesus on the bottom of my pit i was utterly amazed! How did He get to that level of suffering living in Heaven? Then in a flash i saw some of the depth of Jesus' sufferings. Incomprehensible bad, yet salvation for all was gained! i never felt sorry for myself again after that, and thanked Jesus humbly for showing me that suffering can be endured and produce good life instead of bad life.

    He forgave me all my bad life, and taught me to sow good life in the dirt of my heart instead and i let Him grow me a heavenly harvest.

    Suffering has not stopped, but His loving truth has completely rebuild me, and set me free from my sins and taught me to let Jesus bring good life out of my bad life.

    All praise to Jesus
     
  3. Mark Dohle

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    Thank you for your beautiful testimony.

    Peace
    mark
     
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