Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Today, we continue in Chapter 12 of St. Louis de Montfort’s book, “The Love of Eternal Wisdom”. One of the reasons, I’m blessed in reading works by this saint, is because he is “steeped” in Sacred Scripture, and has sought to learn also from God’s Revelation in Sacred Tradition and the Teachings of the Catholic Church. He is also familiar with the lives and writings of the saints.
In reading of his own life, and work I find in St. Louis a powerful example of one who “practices what he preaches”. I hope those who have been following these threads on his book, are learning to listen to Scripture especially – because as St. Paul wrote: “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ” (Rom 10:17).
- Not everyone who cries out to me, “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who obeys the will of my heavenly Father will enter there. Mt. 7:21.
- Whoever hears my words and obeys them is like a wise man who builds upon solid rock. Mt. 7:24.
- I tell you solemnly, if you do not change and become as children you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Mt. 18:3.
- Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart and you will find rest for your souls. Mt. 11:29.
Come Holy Spirit, increase our faith enabling us to open our minds and hearts wide to receive Christ’s Word today. Mary, our Mother and Model for the Church, intercede for us that we may, like you, keep all Jesus said and did, pondering all in our hearts. Jesus we trust in You!