A voice resounds near us, the all-powerful Word of invitation that lifts us up and transforms us: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6). Let us walk in the awareness of this voice. He who can speak such words will never deceive us.
Let us develop in ourselves “divine” compassion for all men and women; only then can it be truly “human.”
All that we do to transform and improve ourselves serves the divine cause. When our inner selves expand, only God can fill them.
Let us develop our wills even more; let us try harder to train all our faculties to accept responsibility freely and to fulfill it joyfully; and let us become more gentle toward others, more patient and interiorly serene.
The gratuitous search for beauty, the passionate concern for justice, the love of truth are so many paths that lead to God. Sometimes we make many detours; we even get lost a little. And yet we always reach the goal toward which we walk without recognizing it.
There is nothing so great or ideally beautiful as the action of God in the human soul. If we knew how to discern it in ourselves, our lives would be transformed. If we could see it in others we would love even more him who is always in our midst, who acts in us, and who works marvels – these spiritual renewals that we shall understand only in eternity.
(Elisabeth Leseur (+1914) was a French married laywoman whose cause for canonization is underway)
If you have not read Leseur’s book “My Spirit Rejoices”, I recommend that you do so. I just finished it at Adoration last week. I’d be happy to let you have my copy.
I would LOVE to borrow the book! Of course, I probably won’t get to it before…well, for a while anyway. But I would LOVE to borrow it. That is just too weird that you just finished it…no wait, that would be the Holy Spirit…
Thanks for the offer! 🙂