The Sanctification of Our Actions – Fourth Day of August
The Sanctification of Our Actions.
“He hath done all things well.” — St. Matt. 7:37.
If men only knew in what manner Our Lord will recompense in the other world the good we do here, our understanding, our memory, and our will would be occupied only with good works, no matter what it might cost to perform them. — St. Catharine of Genoa.
A person who had made great sacrifices for God soon after experienced inexpressible consolations. She exclaimed: “If the Lord is so sweet to mortals who do a little for His love, what must be the happiness of the saints in paradise!”
St. Francis of Assisi, during a time of suffering, said: “The good that I desire and that I hope for with confidence is so great that torments are for me a delight.”
“The saints who are in heaven would willingly consent, if it were possible for them, to suffer horribly until the day of judgment, to be able to procure for themselves the recompense of one Hail Mary recited with devotion,” said one of them.
My God, I will avoid what is evil, that is, sin. I will do all the good Thou requires, that Thou desirest of me, and I will do it well. I will do what I know to be most perfect, in Thy love, with love, and for love.