In our life we can win, but if it hasn´t been with love, for love and living and resting in God´s love, we haven´t really won.We have been defeated by Evil.
And although it seems that we have been defeated, although it seems that we are finished, that we have been left stranded, if there is love in our life, we have certainly won. Christ has won in us.
How true these words are! They belong to a young spanish priest, called Pablo Domínguez. He died only a couple of days after addressing them to a group of cloistered nuns in Tulebras, Spain.
Only with and in God´s love we can get through the difficulties we find in our lives, especially in these troublesome times.
Reading these beautiful words I have remembered others by Saint Paul in a letter to the Corinthians:
Therefore, we are not discouraged; rather, although our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
For this momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen; for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.
(2 Corinthians 4,16:18)
Just stay calm and be strong in faith and in love, because if God is in our side, who can be against us?
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