“A soul is often here on earth without any taste, knowledge, or light of glory, but only with the feeble light of faith.”
So often it feels like we are left alone,
forced to fend for ourselves.
We are sort of given a map,
but we can’t figure out which direction to point it in.
We are given some hints and clues,
but no solid ones.
We continue to search,
but have only enough light to see a couple feet in front of us.
If feels like we are continuing because we have to,
it’s what we are supposed to do.
We’re plopped on this earth with the goal of getting to Heaven.
But we are so focused on getting there that we miss opportunities on the way.
“Nonetheless, abandonment has something gentle and attractive about it, for it leads to wisdom, to riches, to liberty, and to the divinity of the Heart of Jesus crucified.”
When you feel tired, lost, alone, and abandoned,
remember that Jesus felt those things too.
Remember, Jesus took a journey that He didn’t really want to take.
But He made the journey for the glory of God,
He pressed through the times that were hard,
and the result was life for the world.
We are placed on these journeys for a reason.
God placed you on this specific path for a purpose.
We may never know these reasons
but, by seeking to glorify Him in each moment of our lives
on our paths to Heaven,
we will not doubt be fulfilling His purpose for us.
This Lenten blog series is based upon St. Louis de Montfort's writings. Unless otherwise noted, all the phrases in quotation marks are taken from the book Jesus Living in Mary.