God’s project for mankind

God’s project was the need to redeem man from his sins. He took flesh and dwelt among us. He chose a cold and lonely stable as His birthplace, a small, unknown town as His home, an ordinary trade as His work. He stood among the penitent sinners who stood in line to receive the baptism of John. His life and occupation were despised by many. He loved and saw the life of the poor and proclaimed blessed. He took refuge in the wretched home of Lazarus. His bed was the Cross.
God has chosen us as His people. He has set us free from the bondage of sin through Jesus Christ. He also promised us the gift of the Holy Spirit to explain to us the word of God. Thus, our life must be controlled by love just as Christ loved us and gave His life for us as a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice pleasing to God. It is not the result of our own efforts that we are saved but by the grace of God through faith.
Out of love, we came to see the light of this transit camp. Our birth is a blessing. Without anyone’s consent, God gave us life. From our mother’s womb, God prepared a destiny for each and every one of us. By name, God called and chose us to be one with Him. With love, He also gave us His Spirit to lead us so that we may learn to render love for love. In the abundance of that same love, He wrote our names on the palm of His hands. This marked the start of our own journey. Protected by that seal of love, we are to face the future with courage.
Every one of us is called by God for a special assignment that needs to be accomplished in life. Our vocation is like a grain that must be handled with care and attention. This grain cannot bear fruit without our personal sacrifice. We need to water it until it begins to germinate, grow and bear fruit. All that is needed is self-acceptance, prayer, sacrifice and total abandonment to God.
The unloved we may meet, need our love the more. We are all one in need of love and attention. Loving others is true bliss. Let us love and produce fruits of love. Nowhere is heaven sweeter than where loving spirits meet. It is happy to love. It is utter misery to withhold love and to live only and always for oneself alone. Love must express itself in giving just as God gave His only son to redeem the whole world from sins. Love loves to give always and finds its joy in giving all.

Prisca Onyinye Nwokorie is a  Roman Catholic Nun. She belongs to the religious order of “Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre” in Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Bari where she obtained her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in “Information and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and “Computer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on “E-learning for Developing Countries”.

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