“But when the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, not because of any righteous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he richly poured out on us
through Jesus Christ our savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.” (TI 2: 4-7)
Not because “of any righteous deeds” and not because we deserve it, “but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.” The same happens when we are givers of self—it is not a reward for our spouses nor a nice gift to motivate them to do the same for us, but an unconditional gift, coming from generous hearts.
“In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak