My Imitation of Christ
MY CHILD, the highest goal of your life is union with Me in Heaven. Let your intentions throughout the day be guided by this truth. In all things be sure to stay on the path which leads to Heaven. Do not become too deeply interested in the passing desires and brief enjoyments of this earthly life.
2. I have given you everything that you are and everything you have. All things come to you from Me, the Supreme Good. Whatever comes, accept it, use it, enjoy it, as I wish and as much as I wish.
3. If you think only of satisfying yourself, without considering My approval, your mind becomes confused and your will becomes weak. Mistakes and sins will rob you of peace on earth and of unending happiness in Heaven. In all things, therefore, keep your eyes on Me.
4. Happy are those who desire only what I want, trying steadily to do My Will. Such people do not let themselves become completely absorbed by their daily activities. They frequently offer their activities to Me. They see the brevity of human contentment on earth.
5. Examine your motives in your daily words and actions. Find out how you may please Me more, and avoid everything which may draw you away from Me.
-My Daily Bread
So as it would be God continues to reveal his power and beauty to me day, after day. Last night my Chinese roommate randomly came to my room and politely asked me if he could talk to me about God and more specifically the Catholic faith. He went on to ask the common apologetic questions like why saints? Faith vs Works? and the history of the Church. The grace-filled question and answers session was just what I was looking for; I could spend hours helping people to better understand the complexity of the Church’s history and Traditions. He went on to ask me ‘Why did Jesus came to earth to white/Jewish people and not to people in China’.. where he pointed out that Christianity is still very much unspoken and underground. He told me that he now sees that white people are God’s people and that he feels judged and unworthy as a Chinese Christian. He told me that white people have better opportunities in life and that he could see from living in American, that God truly favors the white race over the Chinese. The look in his eyes was so sincere and I could truly feel how broken his heart was and the tears in his eyes as he asked me why.
-My answer was simple, Our Lady of Guadalupe. The power that is bestowed in the image of Our Lady is so mysterious and powerful, that its ways are beyond the understanding of humans and science. Since the beginning of the image, connected to Juan Diego, 90% of the Mexican nation has converted from a strict Aztec beliefs to Christianity (specifically Catholicism) -something missionaries had struggled to do for over twenty years. God came to the poor of spirit, and he will come to all in due time. Faith