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Saturday, April 12, 2014

On Purpose. Saturday, April 12. Lent 2014.

“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.

1 comment:

  1. A.M.D.G.

    Desolation...spiritual desolation...that's what it is...you don't "feel" anything, you don't "feel" like "doing" anything...it's the great Nothingness...and it's during these times of nothingness that we need to persevere, continue on, continue with our daily prayers and devotions...ESPECIALLY when we don't "feel" like it...in fact, it is really great if we even "kick it up a notch" during these times, like double up on prayer, say an extra Rosary, etc...even if we just cry out loving ejaculatory prayers throughout the day...like, "I love you Lord", "Praised be Jesus Christ!", "Mother Mary make haste to help me" or even just a simple "Jesus" spoken with great love...whatever it takes to get you through these times when you feel SO alone and/or abandoned.

    I remember reading something that went like this, "If you're going through hell, keep on going." In other words, you will get THROUGH to the other side!

    Blessings to all,