S01 E09 How Deep is God's Love? II
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Is God’s Love for us conditional or unconditional? Does it come with any strings attached? If God’s Love for us is unconditional, can anything separate us from the Love of Christ? By examining these questions, it forms the framework/basis for me to decide whether I should take the leap of faith in converting to Christianity. This is part 2 of “How Deep is God’s Love?”
In this episode, I contemplate on whether God's Love is unconditional; which helps reflect on my thought process in taking the leap of faith - recalling the struggles I faced in RCIA, culminating in my conversion 5 years later. The inspired reading for this episode is from Rom 8:31-39. The reflection connects the dots from Ep. 4 - 8.
Grace from the reading: Love/Charity
Nothing can separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus.
God's Love is Unconditional and Unwavering.
Perfect Love drives out Fear.
From 1 Jn 4:19, recall how God initiated the first move in drawing you to Him?
How do the verses in Mt 1:23; 28:20 make you feel about our God?
What do verses Js 1:9, 23:14 remind you about the promises God makes?
Why does the psamist in Ps 23:4 have no fear?
References made in this episode
Bible Verses ( in the order of citation)
Ephesians 1:21, 3:18, 6:12
1 Cor 6:9-10
1 Jn 4:10, 4:19
Mt 1:23, 28:20
1 Jn 1:8, 4:18
Mt 9:11-13, Lk 5:27-32, Mk 2:13-17
Dt 31:6, Js 1:9
Js 23:14, Psalm 23:4
Other Resource/Adaptation Links
Suma Theologica First Part, Q.20, Article 1
Suma Theologica Part 3, Q.1, Article 2
Suma Theologica Part 3, Q.46, Article 3
Dr. Brant Pitre, Distinguished Research Professor of Scripture at the Augustine Institute, Graduate School of Theology.