Being God’s Chosen People

For the week ending on May 13, 2012   Sixth Sunday of Easter

.It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and

appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain,

so that whatever you ask the Father in my name

he may give you. John 15:16

When we hear and open our hearts to God’s word, it is up to us to accept and respond as God’s chosen people. It is God that chooses, loves, inspires and appoints us to be the living, loving, forgiving presence in our home, work place and community. We are to bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit; Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Self-control, Generosity, Gentleness, and Faithfulness. When we live in a way that gives glory to God, God will give back to us, respond to our prayers and needs out of divine love. Not because we earned love by our good works but because the fruit we bear remains as the living presence of the Kingdom of God in our midst.

Dear Jesus, help me to accept myself as your chosen people and purify my heart so that I may to bear the fruit of your love in my life.  Amen

Joan E. Derrig-Heacox

Joan E. Derrig-Heacox

Seeking God’s Presence – Healing the Wounded Heart

Spiritual Direction available in person or phone by appointment.

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