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" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Monday, March 2, 2015

Never Presume on God's Mercy

As so many spiritual advisers have taught: The more we come to know ourselves and our sinfulness, the more we will come to know and love God and to appreciate and seek His mercy.

Sadly, the world has lost the sense of sin and knows not how much they are in need of God's mercy. By never making an attempt to know themselves, many impede the likelihood they will ever come to know God or seek His mercy. How tragic!

Father Grou gives us a good starting point from which to begin the journey to self-knowledge:


  1. I don’t think trusting God’s mercy is the same as presuming it. Do you?

  2. You are right Ruth Ann; trusting in God's mercy and presuming His mercy are two different animals. Trust is necessary and warranted; presumption is sinful. Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.