“You are loved. Do you hear me? YOU ARE LOVED!” were the words the priest said emphatically. This was the central theme of the three-day mission lead by this priest in my parish. He was so convinced of this truth, and was trying to convince everyone else who attended, that he actually had buttons made and passed them out like candy. I wondered how many were convinced.
It is hard to feel all warm and fuzzy when you are in the middle of a crisis, like divorce. Harder still is to comprehend that you are loved by someone you can’t even see. “If I am so loved, why am I going through this mess?” is a question that tends to feed our doubt. The reality is you are a victim of someone else’s free will, not God’s will. God created you out of His immense love, and He loves you forever. The Scriptures are essentially His love letters to you, reaching down through the ages trying to convince you of His faithful and unending love. Read them often. They are a constant reminder that even though you may not feel loved here on earth, you have God in Heaven who is endlessly pursuing you and doing everything possible to convince you that you are loved.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.” – Luke 12:6-7