Sanctification of Our Actions – Tenth Day of August
The Sanctification of Our Actions.
“He hath done all things well.” — St. Matt. 7:37.
Among ordinary actions, those to which we should give most attention are the spiritual. These actions regard God more directly, and conduct more efficaciously to perfection. If we do otherwise, we bring upon ourselves the threatened malediction of the Holy Ghost against those who do the work of God negligently. — St. Vincent de Paul.
Although this saint was in charge of many different affairs, he arranged his time in such a manner as never to fail in his exercises of piety He performed them with great devotion and fervor, because he did them in the presence of God, and for love of Him — those actions which might in themselves capable of distracting him.
My God, I would wish to say, in all my actions, that I love Thee, that I repent for not having always loved Thee. I would die for sorrow, because, instead of loving Thee, I have loved the world and its vanities. I would that I might love Thee as much as Thou deserves to be love. I will never cease to love Thee nor to ask for Thy love.