Sunday Reflection (July 26, 2020)

Despite our sufferings, hardships, fault, and failures, God can bring about healing and restoration. This does not necessarily mean we will escape the consequence of our actions or the evil others plan against us; rather, God works through our situations and the messes in which we find ourselves to bring about healing and restoration (Romans 8:26-30).

The present and future can be different because the Holy Spirit leads us to inject grace, mercy, kindness, and forgiveness into human life, and nothing can ultimately thwart that. We participate in the move of God’s love for the world.  This is part of God’s plan of healing and restoration, so that “all things work together for the good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose.”  May we be conformed to the image of Christ according to the divine purpose.