Today’s note from the Poor Clare Colettines TMD:
“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.”- Padre Pio
Let us rejoice for we are all being formed into a new creation! – This is a time of joy, a time of potential growth! Let us Abide in Him and allow Him to abide in us- a blessed, blessed Lent.
We all know from experience that this statement of Saint Padre Pio is so true. Our whole Christian journey is a journey from our will into that of Gods. We think that we know what is best for us and we try to seize it, but the God who loves, allows us to see by his grace that the better way… the way is HIS.
We are born self-orientated, self-centered, and the pilgrimage is to grow, to leave self behind and seek the other, seek God, and the welfare of his children.
We will ‘die’ many times before we die, the process is painful, but nothing can replace the deep peace we come to know when we are living in his sweet will.