State in Life
(continued from "Way of Life")
We all share the same baptismal vocation.
Prior to any particular call to a state in life, we have a primary vocation, received in baptism, that demands our whole life: A personal relationship with Christ. All vocations are founded in Him. He is the Lord who wants to reign in our hearts so that our intellect, will, emotions, all is subject to Him in love. He is the fire of our heart. This vocation must be answered every day and must grow so that we become ever more one with Christ. This call is the essence of our life. He gives himself to us and asks us to do the same. The resulting union transforms us and determines our identity. We become Christ's body. We are commanded to love all in Christ's love. Objective: goal: total transformation in Christ. Our particular State in Life is where we live our baptismal vocation.
The simplest tasks lived with great care
"A soul in love with God and immersed in Him approaches her duties with the same dispositions as she does Holy Communion and carries out the simplest tasks with great care, under the loving gaze of God" —Diary of St. Faustina #890.
O Jesus, I want to live in the present moment, to live as if this were the last day of my life. I want to use every moment scrupulously for the greater glory of God, to use every circumstance for the benefit of my soul. I want to look upon everything, from the point of view that nothing happens without the will of God. –St. Faustina #1183
"Know, my daughter, that your silent, day-to-day martyrdom in complete submission to My will ushers many souls into heaven. And when it seems to you that your suffering exceeds your strength contemplate my wounds." –St. Faustina #1184.
The Family in union with the Holy Family
"Jesus, Mary, and Joseph had only one life, one purpose: To glorify the Heavenly Father. That is what we also must want. To achieve it, we have to enter into union with Mary and Joseph, share their life--family life, the intimate interior life of which God alone is secret. What happiness to be called to this life. Our love will consist in living with Mary and Joseph on the love of Jesus Eucharistic" —St. Peter Julian Eymard).
Seeing Our Misery, Abandonment, and Perseverance
My little one, the time draws near. You hold the sword of the Spirit in the mission given to you. My family of LC are My warriors of love that will defeat the dragon in the decisive battle that draws near. Be ready to approach this evil in the same way that David approached Goliath. You will conquer the dragon in your littleness and purity because it is God who is with you. You must not fear and believe with the innocence and zeal of David. My daughter, form My family well in the teachings I give to you. You each must also approach the battle with five stones. First, the stone of humility, possessing the perfect knowledge of your nothingness and of My power and majesty. Second, the stone of purity, purity of mind, heart, intention, word, desire… Third, simplicity, detached from all, most especially from your ego. Fourth, trust perfectly abandoned to My will. Fifth, courage, courage rooted in love of Me to be perfectly obedient to My commands.
These stones are your weapons for battle, for the dragon will not be defeated according to the standards of the world but in the Light of Love. Therefore, My family, prepare for battle. Be attentive to Me. —1/18/12 Simple Path #148 p. 436