LOVE OF GOD
Most of us love those from whom
we can get something. And often we are like this with God. Herein the danger
lurks that we will end up loving what we get rather than from whom we got
it. Thus was the sin of the fallen angels.
Love is absent when we complain
unduly for not having what we want. True love does not complain when what we
want is missing. It is even pleased not to have them. . .because, evidently,
it is thus God's will.
True lovers of God have obedient
wills; they are perfectly obedient to God. They have no need for
Love of God is lost when you
refuse to suffer what Divine Providence arranges for you. Thus, Christ loved
the cross because it was the will of the Father. We, to, must love God's
will even if it is the cross. Thus, Alphonsus Liguori called the cross the
Cloud of Unknowing