Choosing God

I have seen this passage from Rule for a New Brother, by an anonymous author, quoted in a number of places. It touches me deeply every time I read it:

To choose God
is to realize that you are known and loved
in a way surpassing anything one can imagine,
loved before anyone had thought of you
or spoken your name.

And so,
don’t talk too much about God
but live
in the certainty that God has written your name
on the palm of God’s hand.
Live your human task
in the liberating certainty
that nothing in the world can separate you
from God’s love for you.

Some good lines to pray with today:

“I have called you by name, you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)

“See, upon the palms of my hand I have written your name. (Isaiah 49:16)

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, not angels, nor principalities, not present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.” (Romand 8:38).