Suffer a humiliation in silence in
imitation of Jesus in His crowning.
In moments of suffering pray,
“Father, thy will be done…”
SMILE! When you are tired, with a headache and feel
HEROIC MOMENT! Upon hearing the
alarm-clock, dart out of bed, to your knees and consecrate yourself to Jesus
and Mary, even though you want to hit the “Snooze-button.”
NO CONDIMENTS! Try a day, or at least
a meal, without putting condiments on your plate! Reason? To taste the bitter gall of the passion of
Christ and for the conversion of a death bed sinner!
KNEEL! Kneel in prayer for a few minutes when you
prefer to fall back on the “Lazy-boy” sofa!
COMPLIMENT! Compliment somebody that you are jealous of
with sincere honesty. This could be a
major victory over self! Remember the words of Sacred Scripture: “Easier to
conquer an army than oneself!” The battle for the Kingdom is within one’s own
PRAY AN EXTRA ROSARY! Even though you
do not feel like it, pray an extra Rosary for the conversion of sinners.
Remember the words of Our Lady of Fatima, “Many
souls are lost because there is nobody to pray and offer sacrifices for them.”
GREETING! Greet somebody that you do not particularly
like in a warm and welcoming way. Overcome bitterness and resentment by
concrete acts of love!
10. PRAY FOR SOMEBODY THAT
HURT YOU. Still lingering is a long-term
resentment. Pray for somebody that hurt you deeply. Recall the words of Jesus as He hung on the
cross: “Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing.”
HOLINESS! Holiness of life can be gained by doing small
actions with great love. The essence of the spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux
is to do the ordinary things of life with an extraordinary love!