Thursday, May 09, 2013

Heaven In Faith

29.  "And when He first came into the world what did He say"  "You no longer delight in holocaust;  so I have assumed a body and I come, O God, to do your will."  During the thirty-three years of His life this will became so completely His daily bread, that at the moment of handling over His soul into His Father's hands.  He could say to Him: "All is accomplished," yes, all Your desires, all have been realized, that is why "I have glorified You on earth."  When Jesus Christ spoke to His apostles of this food which they did not know.  He explained to them "that it was to do the will of Him who sent Me."  Also He could say: "I am never alone.  He who sent Me is always with Me because I do always the things that are pleasing to Him."

30.  Let us lovingly eat this bread of the will of God.  If sometimes His will is more crucifying, we can doubtless say with our adored Master; "Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass me by" but we will add immediately: "Yet not as I will, but as You will;" and in strength and serenity, with the divine Crucified, we will also climb our Calvary singing in the depths of our hearts and raising a hymn of thanksgiving to the Father.  For those who march on this way of sorrows are those "whom he foreknew and predestined to be conformed to the image of His divine Son," the One crucified by love!

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