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What God Dreamed for My Life

After finding many alternatives of happiness in our lives, we often face the question of whether we are doing right for our future. Alternatives that we believe promise us the true happiness are crossed in our path. Sometimes even, we invest time and effort in what apparently leads us to the ultimate end of our lives.

In a world that offers us many assurances, it is understandable to think that leaving everything for God is just an outlandish idea, which is workable only for those who have no purpose in their lives. But there is another contrast, which can only be understood from the point of view of faith, founded on the perspective of love and service. Such a perspective can even transcend the perfection of love in itself, or in better terms, to perfect love. The perfect love whose source comes up from our close affection for Jesus Christ, especially in the sacrament of the Eucharist. An affection that can be really lived when we allow God to love us. Because letting ourselves be loved by God is enough, rather than loving first.

It is like this, as in the intimate union with Christ we discover ourselves through the loving gaze of the Lord. Well said Fr. Benedict Hughes: “Lord, That I May Know Myself”. Because it is in intimacy with God that our greatest weaknesses, our frailty and thirst for Him, come to light. Such retrospection in the light of Christ, disposes us with humility to accept with generosity the perfect plan from God. Such a plan conceived even, before being born. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered (Luke 12:7) and therefore, in the face of such rejoicing, we will be able to verbalize with confidence the words of Mary: May it be done to me according to your word (Luke 1:38).

Regardless of the circumstances, God always asks us for an answer. A response that should be supported in the confidence that their plans are irrevocable, perfect and guarantors of true happiness. As a mother cares for her children, so is God, because mothers only provide the best for their children with the most important ingredient: The most perfect of loves.

Now, in this new chapter of my life, I feel happy, motivated and completely rejoiced to have responded to God’s call. Because his love has been infinite compare to the small act of gratitude I make giving my life to Him.

Ricardo Lozano Cruz

Ricardo Lozano Cruz

2nd Pre-Theology
Ricardo Lozano Cruz attends Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.
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