Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Beginning Again - Heroism

Well, I can't believe its been a week since I had post on something.. the truth, I don't care to post much lately.. Don't know what it is.. just not in the mood. And than that had me thinking about today's reading, which I read in this morning : In Conversation with God; Daily Meditiations, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany...
It hit me hard and maybe you can relate to it as well...
"Some people, for His sake, would not even rise from a place which is to their ease and liking, unless by their doing so the sweetness of God came to their mouths and hearts without their moving a step and mortifying themselves by losing any of their useless desires, consolations and pleasures. But until they leave these in order to seek Him, they will not find Him however much they cry to Him.(St.John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle)
Ask ourselves how much we struggle against our own passions, defects, sins and bad inclinations. This struggle is a violence used to fight your own weaknesses and miseries, a fortitude which prevents you from camouflaging your own infidelities, a boldness to own up to the faith even when the environment is hostile.(St.Josemaria, Christ is passing by)
Doesn't that make you think of today's world. We catholic have more now than ever to own up to the Faith, Our Most Beautiful Faith since our Environment is Hostile.. and it is only going to get more hostile.
We finish here:
Today, as yesterday, heroism is expected of the Christian, a heroism in great struggles, if the need arises. Normally, however the heroism will be in the little skirmishes of each day. (St.Josemaria, Christ is passing by)

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