Let this be your prayer, apostolic soul: Lord, may I know how to lean on people and get them all to burn like fires of Love, which will then become the driving force of all our undertakings. – St. Josemaria Escriva, The Forge #968
Which reminds me of…
Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and said to him, ‘Abba as far as I can I say my little office, I fast a little, I pray and meditate, I live in peace and as far as I can, I purify my thoughts. What else can I do?’ then the old man stood up and stretched his hands towards heaven. His fingers became like ten lamps of fire and he said to him, ‘If you will, you can become all flame.’
How quietly we can sit and watch the clock tick. How easy is it to say, “There is nothing to do.” How casually the words, “I’m bored,” cross our lips. Shame. Erase these inactions and fruitless words from your soul. There is a Gospel to proclaim through word and deed. Get off your butt, step out the door, and set the world on fire!
3 Replies to “Forge #968”
Deep Fr John
I’ll take that as a compliment, Aunty V. Thanks!
Oh my goodness. Are you ever going to stop stepping on my toes. This sermon ‘God’s Holy Word’ Epiphany VI RCL A tells it like it should be told. No beating round the bush, the truth as should all ministers preach it. I’ll be giving this one to brothers and my sister to let them sit in on one of ur sermons.