What keeps these couples together? It is free and complete submission to Jesus Christ, whose Cross deeply unites every aspect of their lives.
The Vietnamese archbishop spent nine years in solitary confinement, but said, “Thanks to God’s help, I have never regretted my destiny.”
The one who excuses his neighbor will be excused by God, while the one who accuses his neighbor will find himself accused by God.
“God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end. In the Eucharistic liturgy and in the daily prayers of her faithful, the Church implores the mercy of God, who does not want ‘any to perish, but all to come to repentance.’” (CCC 1037)
If it is true that God loves us — indeed, that he is Love itself — then why shouldn’t he want to show himself to us?