Wednesday, September 24, 2014
What Christ supplies for the task of reparation
By the new light of faith we learn to appreciate the true meaning of our life as well as the need for devoting ourselves to the salvation of souls. Supernatural love infused in our hearts facilitates our embracing with solicitude souls otherwise unknown to us but, through God's mercy, entrusted to our care. The gift of supernatural hope gives us wings to surmount all the difficulties encountered on the road of our mission of reparation.
The infused moral virtues help us in coordinating our desires with our possibilities whereas the infused gifts of the Holy Spirit encase us in armor against the influences of the world, keeping us entirely for Christ, so that we may be able to repeat with St. Paul: "For to me, to live is Christ" (Phil. 1:21).
From Christ we receive this endowment also in order to fulfill our mission of reparation whose model is the agonizing Heart of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Rev. Francis Cegielka