There are so many people in pain and sorrow; so many struggling with worry. There are so many lost, so many seeking, so many following false hopes and false gods. How do I make them see? How do I bring them all to Jesus’ Heart?
Heaven is so beautiful. If they only knew the happiness–it’s a prize worth anything. It’s not something to be taken for granted.
Hell is so horrible. The torment, the pain. Even Purgatory, which we tend to dismiss or joke about, is a nightmare too dire to imagine.
Why do people gamble with their souls?
Why do people take their salvation for granted?
This day, your life will be demanded of you. Wake up! Get your lamps ready! Purge yourselves of evil. Cut off that which leads you to sin. Preen the bad limbs from your soul so you will only produce good fruit. Sell all you have and give to the poor. Love your neighbor as yourself. Love your neighbor as Jesus loves you–by giving yourself completely. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
Live the beautitudes. This is the Gospel. It is so simple, yet so difficult. Why do people hear Jesus’ words and ignore them? Say, “This doesn’t apply to me”? Let the dead bury their dead. Come, take up your cross and follow Him, for His yoke is easy and His burden is light, even if it may not look at it. It is time for you to rise from sleep! Pray, fast and do acts of love. Do small things with great love and offer up the small things that bother you as great sacrifices This is the message of Fatima, the message of Therese, the Little Way.
John Paul II said the Little Way is perhaps the greatest new doctrine ever given to the Church, for it sums up the Gospel so perfectly. Live it.