“But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” Psalms 86:15
In this beautiful Psalm we can witness the infinite mercy that characterizes the Lord, thanks to which we, his beloved children, enjoy the benefits of being loved by our Father.
“ For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
With this beautiful verse the Holy Father's love for us is well represented: His love and hope in us is so great that He did not hesitate to give His life so that we may be born free from sin.
“I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.” Proverbs 8:17
Love is a very strong force that unleashes passion and desire, and when you have a passion and desire to seek God, you will certainly find Him. Since He is everything and is in everything, we can find Him when we pray, always remembering that reaching a more intimate relationship with the Lord should be the main mission for each one of us:
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
This verse tells how Jesus emptied Himself of any divine privilege to come in human form and obey God, sacrificing Himself for you and me, for both the good and bad people. God loves us so much that He showed His love by giving what He most cared for: His beloved Son.
“He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” John 14:21
Loving God and doing what He wants are two actions linked in essence: love is demonstrated in works, not in words.
Meanwhile doing what He wants is accomplished by following His Word, showing in action what we profess in our prayers.