Continued from yesterday...
Chapter 2. How to Love God
Is it easy to love God?
Most certainly, for God created us expressly to love Him and to love Him with all our hearts and souls. He is goodness itself. He has done everything to make us love Him. One might as well ask if it is easy for a child to love its mother, for a wife to love a dear husband, for a friend to love a friend, for a servant to love a good and generous master.
It is much easier to love God, who is infinitely good and sweet, God who loves us tenderly and affectionately, who is our dearest and most loving Father, our best, our truest Friend. All that is necessary is to realize His goodness.
The first great Commandment, the very essence of our holy Religion, is to "Love God with all our heart and soul; with all our strength and mind." This everyone must do.
Surely the all-merciful and wise God would never make the very first condition of His beautiful Religion something hard and difficult....
From An Easy Way to Become a Saint
by E. D. M. (1949)
The Catholic Printing Press
With Ecclesiastical Approbation
13th June 1949