Years ago, I made a retreat at a Trappist monastery and heard something there I have never forgotten. One evening, a monk gave a short meditation in which he said with great conviction, “God is interested in you!” I had never heard this phrase used before, and it struck me very deeply. His words gave me a new insight into God’s love that remains with me to this day.
If God is interested in us, then every part of our life is important to God. And because God’s divine energy is infinite, God’s interest in us does not come and go. It is always there for us. It makes sense, then, to seek God with all our heart, to thank God with deep gratitude for God’s gifts and to ask God’s help when we are in darkness and pain. With all our heart, we seek that divine friendship that never fails because God’s interest in us never dies.
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