Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter
The other day I was walking through our church in between masses, and there was a mother with a young boy who was screaming and running away from her. When she saw me, she pointed me to her child and said: see, if you keep misbehaving that priest is going to reprimand you! I was actually laughing, but then I thought to myself: this child may become terrified of priests in the future instead of trusting them. This reminded me of my younger days when I was growing up in Poland, and most times when I was thought about God, instead of being a loving, forgiving, understanding God, He was presented to me as an angry God that would punish me for all my sins and mistakes. Well, I didn’t want to love God out fear. Today Jesus says clearly: “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” God cares about each one of us, He cares about our salvation, He truly loves us and He is merciful. We need to be thankful for having our God like that.