Conformity to the Will of God – Seventh Day of December
Conformity to the Will of God.
“Not my will, but Thine be done.” — St. Matt. 36:39
As God knows what is good and useful for us, He gives to each of us what will tend most to His glory, to our own salvation, and the good of our neighbor. We deceive ourselves, then, and consult our own interest but little, if we do not abandon ourselves entirely to His good pleasure. — St. Teresa.
The wife of St. Francis Borgia, who was very dear to him, being dangerously ill, Our Saviour gave the saint the choice of her life or death. He replied, “Lord, why leave to me a choice which is in Thy power alone? That which I desire most is to do in all things Thy will; Thou alone knowest what is best for me. Do, then, as pleases Thee best, not only with my wife, but with my children and myself. Fiat voluntas tua.”
My God, do what is most for Thy glory and most advantageous for me. I desire only what Thou wilt.