You Don’t Have to Earn God’s Love

“God loves you!” You’ve heard it a thousand times before. But what does that truly mean?

We can often feel like we must earn God’s love, that we are unworthy of his concern for us. But we are called to reject those lies, break free from an orphan spirit, and embrace the adoption that the heavenly Father offers each and every one of us.

Today Fr. Mark-Mary explores the dangers of living with an orphan spirit, always trying to earn love and acceptance. You are not debtors. You are not tenants, renting the Kingdom of God. No, you are heirs and therefore adopted sons and daughters of a loving Father!

The Father: 30 Meditations to Draw You Into the Heart of God

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.