Saturday, April 12, 2014

All is Consecrated

I am loath to offer you stereotyped good wishes . . . Every day I place my desires for your sanctification in the Heart of the Divine Master and I ask Him to render you more and more "consecrated" to Him.  "Christ" means consecrated, anointed, living for the Father! 

That is the divine ideal we should realize by our daily consecration on the altar with Him.  The consecrated chalice may be employed only to contain the Precious Blood.  The soul exists only for her Divine Bridegroom and has no right to employ her person or her faculties except for Him; all is consecrated, reserved for Him.

Dom Columba Marmion
Union with God: Letters of Spiritual Direction