Feast of St. Catherine of Siena
“The heart is always drawn by love” (Dialogue 26). Love transforms everything. Christ lives in the measure which we are transformed each day. Just like the tomb of Jesus is empty, nothing remains in death’s prison. Our existence is a manifestation of his love for us, won by the Cross. Yet, the world today tries to show us that we don’t need God, that we can have societies and families without him. Little by little we push him aside, we become disconnected from God. We will never find our real vocation in life if we do not immerse ourselves in Him first. Thinking that we know what is best for us, we put our trust in ourselves, rather than putting our trust in God that made us. We draw away from God instead of moving closer.It can be our nature to complicate things and situations because we look for human perfection rather than spiritual perfection. Our eyes see the things of the world and we automatically get caught up in the things of the world.
It's funny how we can be so disciplined in our secular actions, we shop for healthy foods, we exercise our bodies, we groom our appearances. But, when it comes to the things of the spirit, the things of God, we have a tendency to be like a small boat on a windy sea, we allow our emotions and feelings to toss us around to the point of exhaustion. Jesus wants us to set the world on fire with the love of his Holy Spirit. He wants our every action and reaction to reflect the love God has for us. “Set the world on fire” ….this is not a static invitation but one of action!