26. Choosing Jesus
In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims:
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew, chapter 4, verse 17b
Let’s convert and we’ll get a bonus by receiving the kingdom of God. Or more precisely, we receive the kingdom of God by a true conversion. Our yes to God guarantees life in the kingdom of God. God is with us. All that is ours should be to thank God. Let’s discover the infinite Love of the Trinity. We are invited to a wonderful fellowship, to welcome God’s Love and live it to obtain a gradual transformation of our person to wellness, a free life at last and the guarantee of a return to God.
Conversion of the heart, conversion of ourselves to the Persons of the Trinity, listening to what God’s wisdom proposes, implementation of charity without expecting, in doing so we attune gradually to the will of God.
As soon as we follow Christ, we become like the Light of Christ, in the image of God. We become his Love. The offer remains … to choose Jesus … and this claim belongs to us. To receive as much, with such great a promise, our demand to God should be simple, fast and efficient.
How do we please God? Preferring Jesus pleases God. It’s the ultimate option that improves all the others, especially our relationships with people. Dare we say “yes” to Jesus with our heart and our life.
God never ceases to invite us to conversion to a wiser life, more charitable, more beautiful, full of value, holier. God draws us to himself, here and now.
The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: A path to conversion, Normand Thomas