Where did Halloween come from? How many people know the actual origin of this “holiday” that’s celebrated in the United States on October 31st?
How do we know what love really is when the word is used so casually and its meaning is often distorted and misunderstood?
As always, we must look to God for the truth…
When we see Jesus on the cross, we witness the greatest demonstration of love that will ever take place. When we look at Christ crucified, we discover the true meaning of love: sacrifice.
Surrender usually refers to defeat and has a negative connotation in society. In Christianity, surrender has an entirely different meaning; and it’s what we’re meant to strive for in our relationship with God!
In my previous post, Waiting…, I emphasized that we’re called to put our lives in the Lord’s hands and trust the plan that He has for each of us; we must genuinely seek God’s will and pray for the grace to accept it. Another word for these actions is surrender.
Our goal as Christians is to allow God to be in charge, trust that He’ll take care of us and not worry about anything.
It may seem that if we give ourselves to Him, we’ll lose something (or everything). That’s a lie that the voices of the world tell us. Jesus tells us the truth: