348. Return to Jesus



We have a good example when Jesus says, “woe to you”. He doesn’t make a judgment saying that the person will be unhappy, he rather reveals truth. He knows what remoteness from the Love of God produces:
“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep.” Luc, chapter 6, verses 24 to 25

He observes that the person who moves away from the good, the beautiful, the true, the Love of God, becomes unhappy. He becomes unhappy in evil. He’s unhappy and he loses his joy. He becomes unhappy, scared. Finally, fear takes over. This fear isn’t of God, but the result of a distance from him.

Let’s always receive God’s joy, let’s return to Jesus, in order to remain happy, in spite of the pains and the temporary difficulties of existence.

The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: The Fruit that lasts, Normand Thomas