Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Gift

Have you ever received a gift you didn't think you deserved? It could have been something expensive, but not necessarily.  Maybe it was something that required a lot of time and effort to create—or maybe it was something very rare such as true friendship. 

Generosity can be difficult to accept. It can humble us. 

For some, Christ’s gift of the cross may seem like an undeserving gift for us undeserving sinners. What a foolish sacrifice, to lay down one’s life for the sake of others.  It may be tempting to look at the cross of Christ as a foolish sacrifice for us undeserving sinners. But face the breathtaking realization that God’s love really is an infinite commodity—that God wouldn’t have it any other way.  God’s love is for you and for me and God presents it to us to receive as undeserving as we are.

For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, to the end that we should not perish, but have everlasting life.”


Father Mark+