Humble Yourself Before God. God Humbled Himself Before You.

I’m doing the consecration to Jesus through Mary by Saint Louis de Montfort again this year, and I had an inspiration to write the following.

Man is dust.  Though we should be humble and obedient to our superiors, how difficult we find that task.  Why is obedience so difficult?  Why do we bristle at obedience?  If we can’t humble ourselves to our human superiors and obey them–parents, bosses, or any other, how much more difficult will it be to humble ourselves completely to God and obey His commands–all of them?

Did He not humble Himself to His own creation?  Did He not subject Himself to dust, allowing His creatures to beat Him, mock Him, strip Him, and nail Him to a cross?  Did He not obey dust and allow Himself to suffer the most cruel method of execution–crucifixion–so that mankind–this dust–may be freed from sin?  Freed from hell?  Did He not subject Himself to dust in order to glorify His creation and raise mankind into heaven to become one with God and remain united with God for all eternity?

Then why–if God can subject Himself to His creation, if God can humble Himself before man, if God can be obedient to mere dust–why can’t we subject ourselves to God, humble ourselves before God, and obey the Almighty Creator of the universe?  If He loves us so much, why can’t we love Him a little?  If He’s willing to bring us into heaven to live in absolute bliss and never-ending love, why do we reject His offer in favor of momentary earthly enjoyment and eternal suffering and never-ending hatred?

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Ask Jesus to Teach You to Be a Disciple.

To seek mercy, we must first be humble.  We must feel regret for offending God, who loves us beyond measure.  Humility and remorse on our part come before mercy on God’s part.  That is not to say God’s mercy is not always there.  And we surely can’t earn it like a merit badge!  What we have to do is cooperate with God and His will in all humility.  We have to die to self and allow God to act through us.  This means checking our pride and arrogance.  Never forget, though–we can do nothing on our own, only with Jesus (cf John 15:5).  Pray.  Ask Jesus to teach you to be a disciple.  Pray for humility.  Pray for mercy.  What more can we do before our judge but ask for mercy?  But how can we honestly do that if we are unable to lie prostrate before God full of humility?

Published in: on April 30, 2013 at 22:13  Comments (1)  
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