The Freedom for Excellence

Have you ever considered that God loves you so much that he is calling you to excellence?

I am convinced that God calls all of us to excellence.

I am not getting on any theology of prosperity bandwagon.  The call of God always includes the cross, and if you haven’t experienced that, you haven’t walked the roads Jesus walked. If you haven’t experienced the cross, you haven’t been following Jesus.

Nonetheless, God calls all of us to excellence. He wants us in some way to put aside our possessions, our distractions, and focus on the only real excellence in this life, the love of God for us in Jesus his Son. To follow him by keeping our attention on Jesus, and not on the passing “goods” of this world.

The Freedom for Excellence,  which we receive as a gift from our loving God, is a freedom from attachments to accomplishments, possessions, competitiveness, and odious comparisons between ourselves. It is a freedom arising from gazing at God as he presents himself to us, and loving God intently. God gives us this freedom as a gift. He is the origin and the end of this excellence, to  which we are all called.

God made us and he calls us back to himself. This is excellence at its core. He asks only that we attend to him, with all our hearts, with all our souls, with all our strength, and with all our minds. He wants us to look at him, and love him.

The universal call to Excellence!

About Deacon Bob

Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.
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