“May God make you holy,… becoming ever more your companion, your living light, and a guide that you may always hear and follow. Let us go wherever he leads us: in darkness or light, to the splendor of Tabor or the foot of the cross. It makes no difference as long as he is with us, and we will always be able to hear him when he speaks to us. There is great peace in this sort of total abandonment, and in the gradual detachment from all consolation and self-seeking that little by little God allows to take place. I’m far from that point, but God is working in his poor little servant and will lead her there, since she surrenders all to him.
How reassuring it is to feel surrounded and wrapped in divine love, realizing that our all-loving Father is bringing us to the eternal shores, letting us occasionally breathe in from afar their life-giving scents. And then, if the path becomes more difficult and our guide less visible, we surrender ourselves blindly to his gentle direction, waiting in self-forgetfulness until God’s presence can be felt once more. Earth is not heaven, after all, and were we always surrounded by spiritual consolations, we might find it difficult to understand the difference. We have been given the grace we need to help us reach the joys of our much-desired heaven.”
— Servant of God, Elizabeth Leseur