Saturday, March 10, 2012

Motherly Love

 Who is a God like you, who removes guilt
and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;
Who does not persist in anger forever,
but instead delights in mercy . . .
Micah 7:18

St. Alpnonsus Liguiori likens God to a mother, pulling us onto our lap, stroking our hair, and showing mercy: 
Far from despising our confidence in Him, He rejoices that we have it - confidence and familiarity and affection like that which little children show toward their mothers.
(How to Converse with God)

Micah seems to be saying the same thing -- God "delights in mercy"  He delights in forgiving us.  The face of God is not only the face of the patriarch, the king, the ruler;  it is also the face of the mother.  
Why, then, should I hesitate?

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