Thought of the Day November 4, 2016

By 12:16 PM

“I admit that we are all weak, but if we want help, the Lord God has given us the means to find it easily. Would you like me to teach you how to grow from virtue to virtue and how, if you are already recollected at prayer, you can be even more attentive next time, and so give God more pleasing worship? Listen, and I will tell you. If a tiny spark of God's love already burns within you, do not expose it to the wind, for it may get blown out. Keep the stove tightly shut so that it will not lose its heat and grow cold. In other words, avoid distractions as well as you can. Stay quiet with God. Do not spend your time in useless chatter.” (St. Charles Borromeo) What would our life be, if we follow this wisdom of the saint? How often we let distractions derail us in our spiritual journey!  We get so caught up with the mundane that we forget the sublime. Living in the love of God is difficult to do if we are so caught up with pleasing others. But if our focus is on the Lord, no matter what we do or where we are, then pleasing the Lord becomes the most important decision of our every moment.  Keep the fire of God’s love always burning in your heart no matter the circumstances or surroundings! Otherwise the darkness and the coldness of the outside will penetrate and dampen the fire of love.

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