Sunday, October 23, 2011

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Heard a great story at Mass today.  A class on confessions for guys studying to be priests. The guy is given a situation -- a woman who has been in an adulterous relationship with a married man.  She's repented and is coming to confession for absolution.

The priest-in-training -- the PIT, if you will -- hears her confession.  And then he says this: "Do you have any idea how madly God is in love with you?"

That question might be something for each of us to sit with this week.  Do you have any idea how madly God is in love with you?  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I spent much of my last retreat praying with that question...and honestly I can say that it's scary to even contemplate the question, let alone the answer.

Jim McDermott, S.J. said...

So true. And that's why a great question to consider!