Sunday, November 7, 2010

Remain Defined.

The word remain means: to continue without change of condition, quality or place.  We remain in Christ's love changelessly, because His love is effulgent, changeless, infinite.   

Remain also means: to stay or be left over after the removal, departure, loss or destruction of others.  We remain in Christ's love, we stay in His love after the removal, departure, loss or destruction of vices and sins.  

Remain also means: to be left as still to be dealt with.  Remaining in His love is on-going, forever, and this flows into the final definition: to endure.

Someone expressed concern.  What if I forget about remaining in His love, or am not aware?  Not a problem.  Once we desire to remain in His love (perhaps tired of the yoke being difficult and the burden heavy, or love-sick for Christ),  we simply tell Jesus we want to remain in His love.  We ask Him to let us remain in His love, always.  

Christ's love for us is infinite.  His love is eternal.  Once we desire, ask, and become aware, we will remember.  How?  Well, once we begin to experience the actual effects of remaining in His love, we will dislike not being in His love.  We will experience the difference.  Truly.  

If we sense drifting from His love, or discover some unloving thought trying to gain entrance into Christ's love where we now remain, all we must do is tell Him: Jesus, help me remain in Your love!  I want to remain in Your love!  This is simple, is it not?

Sure, we get busy, but the awareness of remaining in Jesus' love will be augmented by the graces, and we will come to delight in remaining in His love to the degree that we will not want to ever leave.  And we do not have to leave.  Nothing can separate us ever again from the love of God.  Remain in His love.  His love is so powerful. 

When we remain in His love, we remain touching His love in all other souls who remain in His love, such as the Virgin Mary, angels and saints who remain in His love in the Beatific Vision.  When our remaining in His love touches their remaining in His love, the love magnifies beyond all telling.  When we remain in His love and other souls here on earth remain in His love, if but one or two of these souls gather (don't even have to be in the same room or town or state) and pray in His love, the love is magnified.

So no, we will not forget to remain in His love.  Once we have desired, asked, and practiced even briefly the awareness and reflected upon the sheer, simple, reality of remaining in Christ's love, we become one with Him in His love.  If we desire, pray and remain, nothing can separate us from the love of God. 

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39

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