Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Five Reasons I Love Him -- A Lenten Meme

Wonderful Pat Gohn of Among Women tagged me with a Lenten meme.

The rules: Those tagged will share 5 things they love about Jesus/why they love Jesus. Those tagged will tag 5 other bloggers and will provide a link in the comments section here with their name so that others can read them.

My Five:

He loved me when I didn't even know He existed; He loved me when I knew He existed but I ridiculed Him; He loved me when I broke down, sobbed, asked Him to forgive me my countless sins and transgressions. He loves me now as I stumble through my life as a Christian. I love Him because He first loved me.

a.) He sacrificed His Body and His Precious Blood in order to save me. And He repeatedly offers me His Body and Blood, and saves me again and again, every time I assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

b.) Sacraments. They are like Divine Magic, minus the sleight of hand, plus the ooohs and aaahs. They stagger me. They are weird and brilliant.

He makes all things new.

He laughed. He wept. He got frustrated. He celebrated. He grieved. He knows all things. He knows why I laugh, why I weep, why I get frustrated, why I celebrate, why I grieve.

Confession! It's the best. Even when it feels like the worst. The worst becomes the best. (I told you He makes all things new.)

Did I mention that He first loved me?

He forgives me for cheating at/ignoring the rules about memes and about how many things one should list.

Okay, the tagging business. I'm terrible at this. I promise I will try to actually, literally tag some people, but in the meantime, if you want to do the meme, please do, and let me know. Or, just leave your five in the comments.


Impatient Griselda said...

Thanks for this--what a perfect midday reflection! Here's mine:

Leia said...

I didn't actually read the post, but here ya go:

I think it was fascinating, probably.

Karen E. said...

Ramona! You should read it. :)

Melanie B said...

I can't count. SO I did ten instead of five. I wasn't going to do it at all. But then some inspiration hit. I guess someone else had other ideas: Ten Things I love about Him.

Karen E. said...

Melanie, I love your answers and love that you can't count. :) And Griselda, thanks for playing along, too!

Roxane B. Salonen said...

I'm going to give this a whirl tomorrow, I think. Thanks Karen! Loved your "five." :)

Kimberlee said...

Thank you, Karen! I love your list, especially #1. I just got mine up.