Reflection 116: God’s Dependence Upon Us


God is wholly independent in that He perfectly sustains Himself.  The Father, Son and Holy Spirit form a perfect unity through which they are interconnected and interdependent.  And this interdependence is all They need.  However, the Trinity freely chose to become dependent upon each one of us in a unique way.  By choosing to enter into our lives, uniting with us, and forming a bond of love with us, God, in a certain way, makes Himself dependent upon our trust.  His dependence upon our trust relates to the depth of love and the bond He forms with us.  Without our trust, God has limited Himself in how deeply He can unite Himself with us.  Therefore, God offers Himself to us freely and without reserve, but requires our full participation for this perfect gift of love to become complete (See Diary #548).

Do you understand your role in the life of the Holy Trinity?  The Father, Son and Holy Spirit offer you perfect love, but will not impose that love upon you.  They invite you to freely reciprocate this love.  Only in this free choice, on your part, to accept Them in trust, can God fulfill His choice of being one with you.  Allow God to fulfill His longing of union with you.  Do not reject this love nor be hesitant to reciprocate it. 

My God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I thank You for the gift of Your life and Your love.  I freely accept this perfect Gift of Yourself.  Help me to daily grow in trust of You so that I may receive You and offer myself back to You with the same generosity that You have shown me.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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