Josemaría Escrivá, a Catholic saint and the founder of Opus Dei, believed that every single person is called to holiness, whether they are lay people or priests. Today, we reflect on some of his inspirational quotes that encompass that message. Bring these quotes to your prayer today! You can find more wisdom from St. Josemaría atscepterpublishers.org.
“Abandonment to the will of God is the secret of happiness on earth. Say, then: meus cibus est, ut faciam voluntatem ejus, my food is to do his will.” (The Way)
“Stir up that fire of faith. Christ is not a figure that has passed. He is not a memory that is lost in history. He lives! 'Jesus Christus heri et hodie, ipse et in saecula', says Saint Paul. — 'Jesus Christ is the same to-day as he was yesterday and as he will be for ever'.” (The Way)
“Put all your hope in Jesus. You yourself have nothing, are worth nothing, can do nothing. He will act, if only you abandon yourself in him.” (Friends of God)
“If you have done something wrong, be it big or small, go running back to God!—Savor those words of the psalm, cor contritum et humiliatum, Deus, non despicies — the Lord will never spurn or disregard a contrite and humbled heart.” (The Forge)
“A sincere resolution: to have faith in God always; to hope in God always; to love God always… he never abandons us, even if we are rotting away as Lazarus was.” (The Forge)
“The Lord’s triumph, on the day of the Resurrection, is final. Where are the soldiers the rulers posted there? Where are the seals that were fixed to the stone of the tomb? Where are those who condemned the Master? Where are those who crucified Jesus?... He is victorious, and faced with his victory those poor wretches have all taken flight. Be filled with hope: Jesus Christ is always victorious.” (The Forge)
“Do everything for Love. Thus there will be no little things: everything will be big. Perseverance in little things for Love is heroism.” (The Way)