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Conformity to the Will of God – Thirty-First Day of December

Conformity to the Will of God.

“Not my will, but Thine be done.” — St. Matt. 36:39

THIRTY-FIRST DAY.

In order that we may always do the will of God and acquire perfection, we must never lose sight of Jesus Christ, Who was given us for a model. In proportion as we copy Him, we will be happy. Jesus Christ is the book and the mirror that we must study unceasingly. In them we will learn what to avoid and what we ought to practice. — St. Vincent de Paul.

This was the ordinary, the continual practice of this saint. There was no circumstance in the life of Our Saviour, not one of His maxims, that was not known to him, that was not always present to his mind. The actions of Jesus Christ were the rules of his life. He consulted Him before all his undertakings and all the decisions which he gave. Before speaking or acting, he would say: “What would Jesus Christ say, what would He do, if placed in the same position in which I am?”

Prayer.

O my divine Saviour, Thou art my book, my mirror. I will consult Thee always to learn what I must do. I desire that Thy actions be the rule of my actions. Grant me this grace, which I ask through the intercession of Mary, our Mother, the angels, and the saints.  Amen.

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