Posted by: wordofthevine | December 23, 2018

Intimacy with Jesus according to Venerable Concepcion Cabrera

Blessed Concepcion enjoyed a personal intimacy with God that we can learn a lot from. When Jesus encouraged her to offer her life for others as a sacrifice, she had some really understandable questions.

Using the work of Father Richardo Zimbron Levy, M.Sp.S. in Priestly People, we see Concepcion question Jesus, “But, Lord, doesn’t it please you when I offer you to the Father through the words of my prayer?” Jesus answered her, “Yes, I like that. But human speech is not always necessary; what flows from the heart is enough. Thus you will see that what I am asking of you is actually easier. Simply live a pure life, detach from earthly matters, offering me to the Father and offering yourself with me for the salvation of the world. An in this priestly action, forget yourself and just love, adore, and unite yourself to me.”

So, this Christmas, ask the Lord for the grace to simplify yourself and center yourself to live consistent with your deepest convictions: of loving God. Do this more than just for yourself, do it because others will benefit spiritually and depend on your generosity. ~ Mary Kaufmann

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