Continued from yesterday...
Chapter 2. How to Love God
Some say that they cannot love God
There are people who say that they cannot love God. When they make an act of love and say, "Oh my God, I love You," they feel nothing in their hearts to correspond to their words. Their words sound hollow, cold and false. This is what they tell us themselves.
Unfortunately, this happens to many, and as a consequence, they are losing every day of their lives great merits and never experience the wonderful happiness they should enjoy in their Religion.
Why cannot they love God?
There are four reasons:
First of all, they never ask God to help them to love Him.
Secondly, they do not realize, as we have said, what God is, His boundless goodness, His sweetness, mercy and love.
Thirdly, they do not understand how much He loves them.
Fourthly, they have no idea of all that He has done for them. All this we will now explain in detail.
Remark that when speaking of love we do not mean an emotional love, sentimental love; we speak of the solid love of God which comes from a clear, intelligent understanding of how good and sweet God is.
He Himself tells us: "Taste and see how sweet the Lord is," and again, "My yoke is sweet, My burden light."...
From An Easy Way to Become a Saint
by E. D. M. (1949)
The Catholic Printing Press
With Ecclesiastical Approbation
13th June 1949