Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Today my meditation focused on the following words in Von Hildebrand's book, Transformation in Christ

"The question whether I feel worthy to be called is beside the point; that God has called me is the one thing that matters."
We know that the Christian life consists in a transformation in Christ. Only to the extent that we are united to him do we enter into communion with the living God, the source of all charity, and become able to love others with the same love. To become humble as Christ was, means serving everyone, dying to the old man within us, overcoming tendencies in our nature that original sin has unleashed.

Thus a Christian understands that "humiliations, borne with love, become sweet and savory; they are a blessing from God."

When we accept humiliations in this way, we open ourselves up to all the riches of the supernatural life and can exclaim with St. Paul: For his sake, I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him.

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Pray for the Canonization of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

"One of the marks of true humility is a great distrust of self. Jesus Christ has given us an example of this distrust by the precautions of all kinds that he took: his watchings, his mortifications, his fasts, his prayers, his temperance, his modesty, his poverty, etc. Nothing but trust in God will increase the distrust and fear of self ."
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade