Fulfill His Command!

Psalm 148:8

Fire and hail, snow and frost,
stormy wind fulfilling his command!

The difference between fire, hail, snow and frost on the one hand and us on the other is that these things have no choice about obeying God’s commands and we do.  They are, so to speak, purely earthly.  When God says “Burn” to carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in the presence of sufficient heat, there just has to be flame.  The atoms have no choice but to do what they are created to do.  But when God tries to spark the flame of the Holy Spirit in the human heart, we have the option of saying yes or no.  It is our dignity to say yes, it is our fault if we say no.  Today, say yes to God with all your heart and fulfil his command by your willing cooperation with his grace.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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