We get used to the idea of God's love building up and reinforcing positive structures, but it also makes things fall apart in ways that are orderly, predictable, convenient and necessary. The entire rebirth of the universe relies on God's sovereignty, and He's not a tame lion.
Christ is Everything. He is joy, He is life, He is light. He is the true light who makes man joyful, makes him soar with happiness; makes him see everything, everybody; makes him feel for everyone, to want everyone with him, everyone with Christ.
Where there is no love, there is no Church. There remains only its external form, a deceit, which repulses people. That is why our churches remain empty, that is why our young people lapse. Lord, help us to become Your Church, not just its appearance.
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