MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER
I am a daughter of God. Those seem like bold words. Not my words, I prefer to sit in the back and let others have the attention. But those words are boastful, daughter of God. That claims an intimate relationship with God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I am His daughter; Jesus loves me and dwells within me. Why can I make such claims on the Savior of the world? The girl raised in Denham Springs, Louisiana, with no particular fame or fortune. No Ph.D. in theology. Just a woman who believes so strongly that if I speak the word of God to you about the Savior of our world that you too might love Jesus, and He might change your life too. He might change your life so dramatically that you, also, have the boldness to speak the word of God with your life. I can make those claims because, through baptism, I have been made new, born of water and spirit, and that Holy Spirit dwelling within me makes me bold. Bolder than I even want to be. And that's what I want for you brothers and sisters; I want you to fall in love so completely with our Lord that you can't keep quiet, that your lives are upended by a love so transforming that your love for the Lord shapes everything you do and everything that you are.