“My daughter, love has brought Me here, and love keeps Me here. My daughter, if you knew what great merit and reward is earned by one act of pure love for Me, you would die of joy. I am saying this that you may constantly unite yourself with Me through love, for this is the goal of the life of your soul. This act is an act of the will. Know that a pure soul is humble. When you lower and empty yourself before My majesty, I then pursue you with My graces and make use of My omnipotence to exalt you.”
— St. Maria Faustina Kowalska
One act of pure love…
I am quite certain most of us every so often, if not daily, perform an act of love. Well, since we are doing it anyway, why not offer it to Him?
I recall reading about St. Thérèse of Lisieux or St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, and how she would do all things for God. If she washed the dishes, she would imagine that He had come and eaten with her and thus, these were the dishes they used.
She also would give thanks that she even had dishes to wash!
Imagine if all we did we did with this same love and devotion. Giving thanks that we have chores to do for it denotes that we have a home, a family, food.
I know firsthand that the ideal is far from what we feel capable of doing. Especially if we are tired, frustrated, or simply just had an all out crappy day!
But let us try, TRY and remember to offer it up!
What does that even mean?!?!?!
It means that we unite our suffering to the sufferings of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour!
Now the next question is why does He need our suffering?
Because He wants us! Even in our sufferings. He wants us to offer Him all we are and have, even the bad. And if we give it up to Him, He can take it and heal us. We just need to trust. Difficult, I know. Believe me, I know…but practice makes perfect 😉
Not to mention that if we begin each day offering it to Him, our relationship grows closer and things like grace, love, and offering it up all become easier to do.
Keep the Faith!
And when we fail, TRY AGAIN!!!
Crux Sancta Sit Mihi Lux †