It was not I who chose God, but God who first chose me.

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I see how the story of the father and his lost son powerfully affirms that it was not I who chose God, but God who first chose me. This is the great mystery of our faith . We donot choose God , God chooses us. From all eternity we are hidden “in the shadow of God’s hand” and “engraved on his palm”……
Now I wonder whether I have sufficiently realized that during all this time God has been trying to find me, to know me, and to love me. The question is not “How am I to find God?” but “How am I to let myself be found by him?” The question is not “How am I to know God?” but “How am I to let myself be known by God?” And, finally, the question is not “How am I to love God?” but “How am I to let myself be loved by God?” God is looking into the distance for me, trying to find me, and longing to bring me home. Like the father waiting for his lost son.

Henri Nowen:return of prodigal son14063977_1203474709673647_8436425283025380470_n

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Posted on November 24, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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