Monday, January 9, 2012

January 9 – The Path of Life

What is the “path of life”? For the most part, we like to imagine it is the path our lives should take to get us where we want to be!

The Word of the Lord tells us, Jesus Himself said, “. . . this is eternal life, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent.” (John 17:3)

Here in Cor Unum, there in Regina Laudis Abbey, and in monasteries and convents all over the world, we have a goal in mind, that we might know the Lord and that He would teach us His ways and lead us in His paths, to the end that He would know us!

Certainly, He knows us. Our names, addresses, and the number of hairs on our heads. But there are those who will hear God say, “Depart from me; I never knew you.” That is the NOT KNOWING that we are privileged to escape.

Thus, they and we live honestly before the Lord. We repent as continually as we sin. We address our guilt and shame, and we live in the wonder and gratitude of having had Jesus Christ bear them on our behalf.

We do more. We set in place a plan to cease from sin, to be transformed into the image of the Holy Son of God. Everywhere we look in Scripture, we see that it’s our job to do that. The grace and truth, the hope and courage, come from God.

We will look more closely into what it means to live lives of constant transformation. Tune in tomorrow, and . . . bring a healthy appetite for happiness!

Catherine of Sienna
by permission

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