god's goodness

I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW | God’s goodness is so overwhelming we can’t lose

If God were to reveal to us His incredible goodness which He desires to share with us someday, we would probably perish, overwhelmed by sheer joy.

Therefore, God gives out His goodness in incremental amounts suited to our needs. For example, when we're deeply hurt by the words or actions of another, we suffer intensely and face a clear choice: retaliation, or turning to God for comfort and support.

I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW | We are invited to share God's goodness with everyone around us

Bishop Robert J. Hermann

Today's readings make it very clear that unless we allow God to permeate our lives here on earth, we cannot expect to spend our eternity with a God we neither know nor love.

In today's first reading, we have Amos, a prophet from the Southern Kingdom, sent by God to the Northern Kingdom, in order to bring to them the saving power of God's word.

I Thought You Should Know | God is hungering to give us an abundance of His graces

So often we seem to perceive the word of God as a series of edicts issued by God, demanding our good behavior!

Nothing could be farther from the truth. God's goodness and love are always lurking beneath and behind the text, ready to burst forth into our consciousness! Our problem is that we find it so difficult to perceive, conceive or believe that this is the kind of God we have. Today's readings are no exception.

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