Capsule for the Day
Does God still love me?
Generally, children love whoever gives them lollies. They speak well of that person and they prize him or her highly. She is the best grandma. She is the best Aunty. I love uncle so and so because he gives me packs of lollies. But the story changes when uncle or grandma demands something of them. They begin to wonder if grandma still loves them.
Many of us are like children. We love God as long as He provides our needs. He is there when we call Him. He fights our battles. He cares for us. We speak well of Him. But we begin to question His love for us the very moment He demands something of us; when He asks us to be patient, to let go. He suddenly becomes a God who is demanding.
What happened? Did God stop loving us? Not at all! Rather, you and I chose not to be loved anymore when we started to pick and choose how we should be loved. It is unfortunate when we don't trust the lover enough to let Him love us as He should. For love doesn't only come in "packs of lollies". Thus, God still loves us when there are no lollies.
Fr. Francis Afu