“Increase your prayer and penance. Realize that although God does not lose battles, although the devil cannot triumph, in his infinite mercy God is relying on our loyal response for his definitive victory in this world . . . Strive with me not to defraud him.
Therefore, pray more and better;
work more and better; launch out in a more decisive apostolate without pause,
determined (within the limits of our own weakness) to transform our entire day
into reparation, which is the way of loving for those who know they are
sinners. Be ambitious each day; ask the Holy Spirit for his grace, through the
intercession of our Lady, of
Only a few! I seem to hear the cry that is fulfilled to the letter in the spiritual life: give me a place to stand and I will move the world. It is a cry that God addresses to each one of us, to save this world of ours that seems so determined to flee from Him.
Our Lord is asking this of you and me now. It is we Christians, it is you . . . who are the ‘place to stand’ that God chooses to need so that the ‘lever’ of his grace may move and sanctify the word around us” (Letter, March 1, 1976, no. 14).