Notes from the Atrium
The Love of God
Posted By Micki Hill on June 24, 2013
“I have loved thee with an everlasting love and with unfailing love have I drawn you to myself.”
In Mustard Seed Preaching, Ann M. Garrido says,
Children have a deep desire and capacity to be in loving relationship. Relationship – children teach us – is the most essential, the most beautiful, and the most real thing in the universe. It is their deepest need and, when it is met, it is their greatest joy. Because their capacity for relationship is so large, it can be difficult to satiate. The children’s great hunger to love and be loved offers perhaps the best testimony we have to the foundational principle of Christian anthropology that humans are ultimately “wired” to be in relationship with God. For, only in God, does the child’s need and capacity fully meet its match.
During the season of Easter we celebrate the
self-giving love of God. Each lesson offered in the atrium has as a
primary aim, “To help the child fall in love with God.” Isn’t it lovely
to just to rest in that concept for a moment… Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.
—Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ
I pray for you and yours a blessed fifty days of Easter.