For the work of reparation, to come close to the sinner putting on his sins is insufficient. We must by the same token, come close to Christ to find in Him the necessary strength.
The soul of reparation to make amends to the Divine Majesty must, therefore, become an instrument in the divine hands, that is, she must become His exclusive possession, living in His spirit, for "if any one has not the Spirit of Christ, she is none of his." She must for this reason live these words of St. Peter: "You are a chosen generation . . . a purchased people." Through these words the Apostle wished to remind us that we are the spoils of war which Our Lord has acquired in His struggle against the devil and the world.
The soul of reparation must be a holy possession of Our Lord; she must be "holy both in body and in spirit" (1 Cor. 7:34), for she is of the number of those who "according to his purpose, are called to be saints" (Rom. 8:28).
The soul of reparation must be a pure possession of Our Lord, cleansed from the influences of the world.
Rev. Francis Cegielka, S.A.C