God Cuts to the Chase

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During Advent, a great yearning for God arose in my soul. My spirit rushed toward God with all its might. During that time, the Lord gave me much light to know His attributes. The first attribute which the Lord gave me to know is His holiness. His holiness is so great that all the Powers and Virtues tremble before Him. The pure spirits veil their faces and lose themselves in unending adoration, and with one single word they express the highest form of adoration; that is — Holy... The holiness of God is poured out upon the Church of God and upon every living soul in it, but not in the same degree. There are souls who are completely penetrated by God, and there are those who are barely alive
Diary of St. Faustina, 180).


Isn't God's timing impeccable? Advent begins, and He reveals Himself to St. Faustina in all His holiness. Clearly, He's got motives for us, and He cuts to the chase: Be holy or be "barely alive." Think about it: Food and shelter, these necessities keep us alive, but we're hardwired for more. Mere existence doesn't cut it. We are made to live in union with Him, to be holy as He is holy.

Lord, help me prepare spiritually this Advent so that I can enter fully into the happiness, mystery, and love that are staples of the Christmas season. In this hectic time, help me to keep you in the center of my heart — to live in You so that You may live in me.

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debbie - Nov 28, 2010

As I lit the first candle of the Advent wreath tonight at dinner, aloud I prayed.. Christ, my light, fill my being with your light, consume me, that your light is visible to all who see me, that they will see you, and feel the warmth of your love.. The Advent Journey has begun, the longing, for the Lord, in his great Mercy.

Susie B Australia. - Nov 29, 2010

BEAUTIFULLY SAID DEBBIE,IF WE COULD ALL STRIVE FOR THAT WHAT A WONDERFUL THING,GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL WHO VISIT THIS SITE.

lucy - Dec 9, 2010

Beautiful.Thank you.My husband is a stranger to me.I loved him Only because he told me he has no body and he is alone. He is very unknown to religion. But he has something which I cant explain. I really dont know why I loved him. He completely cut off from his family. he was like prodigal .He told me he want to live a life which is meaningful. and I want to give him real gods love marys love by changing his life. I request ur prayer. It is a real history which I will never lie but for the sake of good i will reveal it .I just want your prayer and support.Thank u .