HOLINESS IN LITTLE THINGS DONE OUT OF LOVE FOR GOD.
As mentioned in a previous post, the lesson and the reminder of the month of November which commences with the Solemnity of All Saints is: God calls us to holiness. But God counts on our free collaboration, hence, the necessity of wanting it for love of God above anything else, and fostering the hope that one day, with God’s help, and in spite of our errors, as long as we begin again with a contrite heart, we will be united with Him forever.
Holiness, nevertheless, does not consist in carrying out extraordinary tasks, only reserved for a few. Rather, as St. Josemaria teaches:
Holiness does not consist of doing more difficult things every day, but doing things with greater love every day. Our great desires for holiness have to be expressed by persevering in small things. This has to be your ambition: to persevere in the exact fulfilment of your present obligations, because that work – humble, monotonous, small – is prayer expressed in deeds. And it prepares us to receive the grace for that other work -great, broad and deep – about which we dream: to place Christ at the summit of all human activities.
It consists in carrying out the daily, little, noble actions of our ordinary activities out of love for God and for our neighbor.
Let us ask the help of Our Lady, who in her earthly existence, lived a simple life, fulfilling God’s Will in the little things of each day, for love. Mary, Help of Christians, Queen of the family, pray for us!
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SEE AS WELL:
HOLY NOT EERIE…NOVEMBER, A CALL TO HOLINESS in https://wp.me/p6k7Mv-2WQ
BE HOLY, FOR I THE LORD, YOUR GOD, AM HOLY in http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-2ED
THE FIRST STEP TO HOLINESS? TO WANT IT! In http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-2VS FOSTER THE HOPE OF BEING A SAINT in http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-2Vp