Wanting to Live
What makes more sense? – We are sinners and burdened from birth, so it is only fair that we make serious daily efforts to conquer our wicked inclinations within us – mortify them in order to free ourselves from the evils resulting from them.
It is definitely impossible in this life to escape the daily worries, unpleasant events and diseases.– Why then should we not make a virtue of necessity?
Let us courageously and wholeheartedly take upon ourselves the small and great crosses in order to forge our eternal happiness with them. The crosses which GOD sends us are even especially prepared for each of us. They are measured according to our strength and accompanied by so much comfort so that already in this life they may become sweet and agreeable. The SAVIOUR says: „Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.“
The SAVIOUR also says: „Whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for My sake will find it.“ CHRIST wants to say by that: if we offer up our life, our day’s work, little by little completely leave it to Him, He will give us an infinitely better, eternal life instead. Yes, we must certainly earn Heaven and rightly ... more