"We labor," says St. Paul, "only to make all men perfect in Jesus Christ."
For in Him alone dwells the entire fullness of the divinity and the complete fullness of grace, virtue and perfection. In Him alone we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing; He is the only teacher from whom we must learn; the only Lord on whom we should depend; the only Head to whom we should be united and the only model that we should imitate. He is the only Physician that can heal us; the only Shepherd that can feed us; the only Way that can lead us; the only Truth that we can believe; the only Life that can animate us. He alone is everything to us and He alone can satisfy all our desires. We are given no other name under heaven by which we can be saved.
God has laid no other foundation for our salvation, perfection and glory than Jesus. Every edifice which is not built on that firm rock, is founded upon shifting sands and will certainly fall sooner or later. Through Him, with Him and in Him, we can do all things and render all honor and glory to the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit; we can make ourselves perfect and be for our neighbor a fragrance of eternal life".
MY HUMBLE THOUGHTS
I read these beautiful words in one of my prayer books before Mass this evening and just had to share them!! They are awesome and true! This is my beautiful Catholic faith!! I want to remember these words everyday! St. Louis De Monfort and other holy people who have gone before us have such a beautiful way of talking to and about our Christ! I learn so much from reading their holy thoughts and inspirations!
Thank you, Lord for blessing the world with these wonderful saints, from whom we can learn so much! I am striving to love You more perfectly as they strived throughout their entire lives! Lord, please give me the grace to achieve this intense faith and love, Amen!