Intentions of the Holy Father for April

Ecology and Justice. That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Hope for the Sick. That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.

Thoughts on Jesus in Our Life

The Missionaries of Charity (I think) have in one of their houses in DC a sign that reads, "Christ is the head of this House, the unseen guest at every meal, the silent listener to every conversation."

Those words recall those of Joshua, son of Nun, "As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD," (Jsh 24:15).

This morning, during my preparation for Mass (I got to church somewhat earlier than usual - refer to the previous post), I finished (finally) reading Transformation in Christ, which I started last year in April at the advice of a good friend. The last pages contained this thought, related to those above, "We must, then, lose our soul so as to find it. In other words, we should renounce all vain effort to incorporate Christ into our life, but endeavor wholeheartedly, with the full sanction of our central personality, to transpose our life into Christ and entrust it to Him; indeed to be possessed by Him."

Hmmm... beautiful.

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