Thursday, August 31, 2006


"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart" Luke 10, 27. New Testament is Good News about God's love for us. We should respond to His love with child-like hearts. What does it mean? Some serve God with their mind. They treat religion like scientific system and never attain peace in these 'investigations'. Others serve God with their will. For them religion is like collection of rules. They jump from one conflict to another and also in vain look for inner peace. There are also those who want to serve God with their sense of aesthetical beauty. They admire the religious forms found in liturgy. But it does not satisfy their hearts for longer. What is the essence of our religion then? It is deep conviction that God is our Father and we are His children! And only with childlike simplicity we can comprehend this truth. That is why Lord Jesus gave thanks saying: "thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to the little ones" Matt 11, 25.
This attitude makes us to accept religious dogmas without any doubt, like little children and bring us peace and joy. Proud man will never find peace like this. Learned scientist would have difficulty explaining how Jesus redeemed us. Simple soul however would say: Christ showed us that His Father loves us: "Father himself loveth you" Jn 16, 27. Lord Jesus died on the Cross to finally prove how strong this love is. Childlike simplicity is the best way to find God, it gives the best insight into mysteries of faith, brings happiness and peace to the soul. That is why Lord Jesus said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matt 18, 3