Tuesday, September 28, 2010

An Easy Way to Become a Saint - September 28

Continued from yesterday...

Thoughts on the Love of God

That is what good Christians do when they get up in the morning. They kneel down and make their morning offering: "Sacred Heart of Jesus, I offer Thee, through the pure hands of Mary, all the prayers, the works, the sufferings of this day, in union with the Masses being offered up all over the world, for the love of the Sacred Heart and for the Apostleship of Prayer."

This simple prayer makes every act of the day an act of the love of God. All the better if dt:tring the day we sometimes confirm it by saying, "All for You, Jesus."

The morning offering takes only one minute, but we must say it deliberately, slowly, meaning what we say.

To love God is very easy, if we only remember how infinitely good He is. He has given us everything we have, He has made us like Himself, to His own image and likeness. He has made us not as servants but as His own children, who will be with Him forever in Heaven, seated on thrones like the Angels, enjoying His own immense happiness.

With immense love He suffered and died to save us.

Then He mystically dies for us every day in the Mass and offers up His sufferings and death for us. Every Mass has exactly the same value as the death of Our Lord on Calvary! - Can it be possible?

He is in the Blessed Sacrament in every Catholic church in the world. He is there as really and truly as He is in Heaven.

He is waiting for our visits. We can get oceans of grace if we only visit Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. And yet how few visit Him!

What more could God do for us - what more could He give us?...

[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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