Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Way of Love

From The Forge:
The way of Love is called Sacrifice.

The Cross, the Holy Cross, is heavy. First there are my sins. Then the sad truth of our Mother the Church’s suffering; the apathy of so many Catholics who want without really wanting; the separation—for all kinds of reasons—from those we love; the sufferings and trials of ourselves and of others… The Cross, the Holy Cross, is heavy. Fiat, adimpleatur…! “May the most just, the most lovable Will of God be done, be fulfilled, be praised and exalted above all things for ever! Amen. Amen.”

When you walk where Christ walked; when you are no longer just resigned to the Cross, but your whole soul takes on its form—takes on its very shape; when you love the Will of God; when you actually love the Cross… then, only then, is it He who carries it.

Join your suffering, your Cross that comes from within or without, to the Will of God, by saying a generous Fiat! And you will be filled with joy and peace.

Escriva, Josemaria (2011). The Forge #768-771. Scepter Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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