Conformity to the Will of God – Thirtieth Day of December
Conformity to the Will of God.
“Not my will, but Thine be done.” — St. Matt. 36:39
It is necessary that we should be always to such dispositions as to be willing to die at the time and in the manner that God wills. — St. Alphonsus Liguori.
One day St. Gertrude, in ascending a hill, fell. Meeting nothing to arrest the fall, she soon reached the bottom of the hill. Providence miraculously preserved her life, and she was not even injured. Her companions asked her whether she was not afraid she might have died without the Last Sacraments. “No,” she replied. “I desire certainly to receive the Last Sacraments before death, but I desire more ardently that the will of God be accomplished. This is the best disposition in which to be found at the hour of death.”
My God, I accept death because it is Thy will that I die. I desire to die the death that Thou willest I should die. Let me die in Thy love. I thank Thee because Thou hast willed I should thus die.