I'm baaaack! It's been a long while since I've participated in the What I Wore Sunday linkup over at Fine Linen & Purple. Now that autumn is in full swing, I feel fashionably refreshed...at least this weekend. While the "fall back" didn't work for the littles, I somehow did feel like I was more rested, even being up several times. Go figure. I guess that sunlight helps at 7 o'clock in the old a of m. I heart autumn!
Oh, and God hearts you. A lot. Unceasingly and without bounds or question or restriction. He does. That was the priest's message at Mass this morning. Despite our sin, despite our conditional love, God loves us without end. Romans 8:38-39 came to mind as he was speaking, and sure enough, that was the verse he used at the end of the homily.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
As we approach Advent in this season of thanks, I am so thankful that God loves me in spite of me. He loves me because He created me, knowing full well my faults and failing better than I do, and loving me through them, drawing me back to Himself over and over and over. In proclaiming the first reading from Wisdom today, I was moved again and again as God reminded us just how persistent and gentle He is, and just how much He loves us.
Before the LORD the whole universe is as a grain from a balance
or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth.
But you have mercy on all, because you can do all things;
and you overlook people's sins that they may repent.
For you love all things that are
and loathe nothing that you have made;
for what you hated, you would not have fashioned.
And how could a thing remain, unless you willed it;
or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you?
But you spare all things, because they are yours,
O LORD and lover of souls,
for your imperishable spirit is in all things!
Therefore you rebuke offenders little by little,
warn them and remind them of the sins they are committing,
that they may abandon their wickedness and believe in you, O LORD!
Now that you know how much God loves you, here's what I wore today.
Jacket: Resale $1
Skirt: Resale $3
Shirt you can't see: JC Penney clearance
Pumpkins: Meijer - I didn't actually wear those, of course
Close up of tights and boots below:
Happy Sunday - hope it is filled with many blessings for which to be thankful!