And when he had died so often, still he would count it as nothing for love. For he thinks everything is little compared to his love. Even though the sweet humanity of Christ could suffer only once, his goodness can never stop offering. Every day he is ready to do the same, if it could be. For if he said he would, for love of me, make new heavens and new earths, that was little in his sight. He could do this each day, if he wanted, without any effort. But to die for love of me so often that the number passes a creature’s reason, this is the highest offer our Lord God might make to a human soul, as I see it.
—Upper Room Spiritual Classics: Writings of Julian of Norwich, Edited by Keith Beasley-Topliffe (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God’s Son, who loved me and gave himself for me.
—Galatians 2:20 (CEB)
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God, our Maker, Lover, and Keeper,
Thank you for the everlasting love you have for all you have made.
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