completely known and perfectly loved
"He looks with favor upon their hearts." —Sirach 17:7
God knows all our ways; "they cannot be hidden from His eyes" (Sir 17:13). All our "actions are clear as the sun to Him, His eyes are ever upon" our ways (Sir 17:15). God knows when we sit or when we stand (Ps 139:1-2). Our journeys and our rest He scrutinizes (Ps 139:3). "Even before a word is" on our tongues, He knows "the whole of it" (Ps 139:4). In God's book, all our actions are written (Ps 139:16). He is familiar with all our ways (Ps 139:3).
Because God knows everything about us, we should:
- thank Him for loving us infinitely even in our sinfulness,
- live to please Him,
- ask Him to help us understand ourselves,
- ask Him to change us and make us holy as He is holy,
- never do anything without seeking His will,
- believe that our lives are planned, meaningful, and important,
- be joyful, and
- be in awe of Him.
Let us joyfully love the all-knowing God.
Prayer: Father, You know my worst. Thank You that You have never stopped loving me.
Promise: "He embraced them and blessed them, placing His hands on them." —Mk 10:16
Praise: Dan harbored resentment for many years against his stern, unloving father. Jesus softened both their hearts and now they are close.
Nihil Obstat: Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence, August 9, 2000
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, August 18, 2000