Saint Raphael Meditation: Holiness and the Power of God
A meditation (guided prayer) for the feast of All Saints. Contemplating the great multitude of saints in heaven, we realize God's power to change and purify us.
“We have to toil away each day with Jesus”
How happy when they die must be those who have lived heroically every minute of their life! I can assure you it is so, because I have seen the joy of those who have prepared themselves for many years, with calm impatience, for this encounter. (Furrow, 893)
“God in his providence is continuously leading us forward”
As long as there is struggle, ascetical struggle, there is interior life. That is what Our Lord is asking of us: the will to want to love him with deeds, in the little things of every day. If you have conquered in little things, you will conquer in big ones. (The Way of the Cross, Third Station, 2)
“God is not removing you from your environment”
"God is not removing you from your environment. He is not taking you away from the world, or from your condition in life, or from your noble human ambitions, or from your professional work... But he wants you to be a saint ‑‑ right there!" ("The Forge," 362)