Thought of the day
7/28/2020 6:41:21 AM

Thought Of the Day


"The righteous will shine like the sun" (Mt 13:43)

In your imagination see our Lord Jesus Christ seated on a throne of glory; beside him stand the seraphim, cherubim, and each angelic order, serving him with fear and trembling. Then those who will have finished the combat without allowing themselves to be drawn by any worldly pleasures or seduced by the attractions of this vain world, will hear the blessed voice of the Master. "Then, he says, the righteous will shine like the sun" (Mt 13:43) when they have come from east and west, north and south to take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (cf. Mt 8:11) in an indescribable joy (cf. 1 Pt 1:8), when our King and Lord will distribute gifts according to their merits. Ah! my brothers and children. ah! how great and beautiful is the glory which the thrice blessed will enjoy and the saints who practiced asceticism! Yes, most certainly, each will receive the blessings promised according to the degree to which they have pleased God. (…) So from now on, run well (cf. Gal 5:7) and may the devil not bewitch you (cf. Gal 3:1) nor hinder you! (…) May mercy, peace, charity, freedom from envy, from jealousy and ostentation come upon you, docility, friendly speech, solidarity, compassion towards each other, humility. Live like this, act like this, praying, too, with all your heart for my humble self that I may not be thrown into the eternal fire. May we all escape it, having been judged worthy of the kingdom of heaven, in Christ himself, our God, to whom belongs all glory, honor, adoration, magnificence, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and always, world without end. Amen.