Normand Thomas

29. Conversion destabilizes

To offer our life to Christ, by a sincere conversion, destabilizes our personal universe. Even if we are converted for years, even today, if we give our life to Christ, we must not be surprised that there are events that will incline us like the wind against the trees.

We are not accustomed to see clearly, to meet reality and feel the resistance against our faith. But to give ourselves to Jesus Christ and to be loved by him will illuminate our path on which we are engaged. Jesus will take control of our life and lead us on the right track. We lose our control by giving control to Jesus. And that’s salvation!

And, let’s face it, we’re not fond of leaving our existence to someone or even to Jesus. We have difficulty in trusting. But that is what Jesus asks of us, to allow him to receive our life in his hand.

We are also invited to live in the present, to leave behind what is unnecessary in the past and the apprehension of the future, but it’s destabilizing and undermines our bad habits. In the present, we are in God.

What grace constantly remind us that Jesus is Lord and Saviour of our life, that God created us and is the author of our life, our body, our soul, our spirit! He creates us now. May we thank Jesus for the graces received. Let’s trust in Jesus!

The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: A path to conversion, Normand Thomas