God comes to me
Christianity is explained as a gift, as a grace
Author: P. Fernando Pascual, L.C | Source: Catholic.net
Sometimes we think about how to reach God, what are the paths that allow some to achieve faith and, in that faith, to get peace and a profound change of life.
In reality, the question should be how to recognize that God has already come to man, to every man, because that was the coming of Christ into the world.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that all who believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life" (Jn 3.16).
Not everyone finds out, not everyone realizes. The causes that explain each situation are very different.
But there is something always present in every human being: an opening of the heart that allows accepting the gift that is offered to those who want it.
"He came to his house, and his people did not receive it. But all those who received it gave them the power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name "(Jn 1.11 12).
Christianity is explained as a gift, as a grace. Love has not been the result of good human behavior, but the free action of God seeking the sinner.
"In this is love: Not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent us his Son as the propitiation for our sins" (1Jn 4.10).
From the moment of the Incarnation of Christ, since the Virgin embraced him with a yes full of trust and humility, the world is different: Love wins, there is hope, Faith discovers the true meaning of things.
"Then said he who is seated on the throne: look I make a New World" (Ap 21.5). Or, as others translate, "I make all things new."
God comes to me, as the son of the father and as the son of Mary. He calls me brother and he wants to be my friend. He invites Me to pray as he prayed and to repeat with others, in the church, the most wonderful prayer: "Our Father"...