Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
St. Ignatius spoke of God as his constant Teacher. “Treat me as a school boy,” he would pray after his conversion. The psalmist today also humbly prays, “Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.” When in your life has God revealed how to live according to His Heart?
Not only do we need to know what is good, but we also must enact it. Those who do the latter are the ones that Jesus calls his true family. But that requires the grace of courage and will power. Ultimately, the love of God is meant to motivate and strengthen our following of his will. In this way, Jesus can claim, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.” Let us pray for the intimacy with Christ that inspires such generosity.
September 23rd, 2014