For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you.
Isaiah 54: 9-10
“My love shall never leave you” – the words of a God of unmeasured, unconditional and never-ending love. Perhaps because of its immensity, we struggle to wrap our arms around this Love and to take it in – we hesitate to trust it fully. Yet if we can do so, it makes all the difference because it changes how we respond to God, to ourselves and to others. Abbe Henri de Tourville (1842-1903) in a letter of spiritual direction advises: “Accustom yourself to the wonderful thought that God loves you with a tenderness, a generosity, and an intimacy which surpasses all your dreams. Give yourself up with joy to a loving confidence in God and have courage to believe firmly that God’s action towards you is a masterpiece of partiality and love. Rest tranquilly in this abiding conviction.” Good advice still for today!
(c) 2018 Eunice Cheshire
HeartPaths Core Faculty
Spiritual Director and Supervisor