Conformity to the Will of God – Twenty-Ninth Day of December
Conformity to the Will of God.
“Not my will, but Thine be done.” — St. Matt. 36:39
All the saints have sighed for death to see God in heaven, where His will is done always. — St. Alphonsus Liguori.
“Let me die, Lord, that I may see Thee,” said St. Augustine, — Moriar, utu te videam.
A gentleman hunting in a forest was surprised by a voice singing sweetly; he sought about to discover who it was that sang; he found a man apparently at the point of death, his body covered with wounds. “Is it you who are singing?” he asked. “How can you sing in the terrible condition in which I see you?” “Yes, it is I who sing,” was the answer; “I am content to suffer, since it is God Who wills that I should suffer. I rejoice that my life is going like a flame that is expiring; I will soon enjoy the happiness of seeing God.”
My God, grant that I may rejoice that my house of clay commences to dissolve. Soon will I be out of a state where I can offend Thee, and shall enjoy the happiness of seeing Thee in eternity.