Monday, September 27, 2010

An Easy Way to Become a Saint - September 27

Continued from yesterday...

Thoughts on the Love of God

There is nothing that makes us so happy as to love God.

To love God is the greatest work of our lives.

We are made expressly to love God. Every act of the love of God is of priceless value and will have an eternal reward.

One act of love is worth a thousand acts of any other virtue, just as one little diamond is worth a thousand gold pounds. On the other hand, everything else we do, even if we were to do mighty things, if we were to spend fifty years in some great work, all is worth nothing, nothing, if we do not do it for the love of God.

Does that mean that all the work, all the occupations of every day during all our lives are worth nothing?

By no means. Everything we do, every occupation, every employment, resting, sleeping, eating, enjoying ourselves, all will have merit, if we only do them for love of God, because God wishes it.

God made us to work, God commands us to sleep and to eat. Therefore, we can and should do everything for love of God.

Surely there is nothing more easy.

That is just what St. Paul tells us: "Whatever you do, in word or work, whether you eat or whether you drink, do all in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ."...

[Continued tomorrow]
From An Easy Way to Become a Saint
by E. D. M. (1949)
The Catholic Printing Press
Lisbon, Portugal
With Ecclesiastical Approbation
13th June 1949

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