He has never stopped pursuing me, persistently calling, ever forgiving.
I once dreamt that Life was an enormous stadium surrounded by bleachers on either side. We on Earth were fighting on the ground, Heaven’s supporters were cheering for us on one side and the forces of darkness were plotting on the other. On the field we had help -Our Guardian Angels and others in active battle.
What could cut me off from this support? Mortal sin. My intentional refusal of God’s Grace by choosing death over life. Cut off from Him, I can do nothing.
Yet, His Love has pursued me my entire life. Even the times I have chosen to do wrong, He has never stopped pursuing me, persistently calling, ever forgiving.
I have lived four decades and some, thus far on this earth and I am ever grateful to the jealous love of God that has confined Him to Holy Communion for our sake. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, He picks me up on His shoulders and carries me Home.