Is He sad? Is He disappointed? Does He feel relief when someone repents and is saved?
Or to be more specific, what is God most likely to be feeling about humanity at this moment?
Love. That’s it.
Some of the feelings you mentioned are what we might feel due to our human limitations. For example, when we hope for something which is uncertain, we may experience relief when it happens, or disappointment when it does not happen. God knows how it will turn out, and so can be neither relieved nor disappointed.
He is always glad when people repent. But right now, He’s probably not happy about the fact that Church numbers are declining in many parts of the world, and that abortion, gay marriage and other sins that cry to heaven abound.
I feel conflicted between “it sucks that so many people are not getting saved” and “if they like sin so much then it’s not my problem where their souls end up”.
I am positive God never thinks in those terms. Ever.
At the end of the day, it really isn’t your problem. If people will not repent then they will get what’s coming to them. However, instead of thinking like this it’s better to pray for the conversion of sinners so that you can at least help save some of them. I highly recommend the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet is good too.
You have to ask Him. First you sit down in silence and then begin a conversation with God. Don’t ask about humanity, but ask Him about you. How does God feel about you right at this time? Wait for the answer and it will come. But, you must be patient.
According to Genesis 6-6, God Himself declared that he regretted for creating Human kind.
Welcome to Catholic Answers, AHugeFailure. I feel like a huge failure myself. But I know that Jesus loves me, and the Blessed Mother helps me to know this.
Jesus definitely feels great joy when someone turns to Him.
St. Mother Teresa told her sisters (quoted in 33 Days to Morning Glory, by Michael Gaitley):
“The devil may try to use the hurts of life, and sometimes our own mistakes, to make you feel it is impossible that Jesus really loves you, is really cleaving to you. This is a danger for all of us. And so sad, because it is really the opposite of what Jesus is wanting, waiting to tell you. Not only that he loves you, but even more–He longs for you. He misses you when you don’t come close. He thirsts for you. He loves you always, even when you don’t feel worthy. …. He is the One who always accepts you. My children, you don’t have to be different for Jesus to love you. Only believe you are precious to Him. Bring all your suffering to His feet–only open your heart to be loved by Him as you are. He will do the rest”
I would assume God is sad and disappointed about me, but I’m still praying about it.
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