Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As in our 12 preliminary days of seeking to empty oursleves of the spirit of the world which is opposed to the spirit of Jesus, so too during the first week seeking grace to know ourselves truly, in order not to oppose God’s Holy Spirit, we recognize: 12 days or a week - both are so short a time!!! Our journey lasts all our lives, but as St. Catherine of Siena learned: “All the way to heaven is heaven for Jesus said, 'I am the way”. Our confidence is in Him! He gives us His strength for the journey.
Let us continue to spend this week seeking the grace we need. Self-knowledge is so important – and when the Holy Spirit reveals our faults and failings let us be grateful, repent, and by God’s Grace do the Truth we hear from Him in the time He gives us.
Again, if you have questions or would like to share anything, as we journey together, you are most welcome to add your prayerful thoughts to these threads. Please let us continue to pray for one another, for as one member grows closer to God in holiness, the whole Body of Christ builds itself up in Love. (cf Ephesians 4)