Let us begin in earnest to work out our salvation, for no one will do it for us, since even He Himself, who made us without ourselves, will not save us without ourselves.
-St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
There’s no amount of hoping or wishing that’s going to get us to Heaven. It’s going to take a lifetime of hard work and perseverance.
And while we may be able to lie to ourselves about our effort in some areas of life…
I’m really nailing my diet and gym routine…
I’m really giving 100% at work…
If there was ever one area of our lives to be vigorously honest with ourselves and as vigilant as a hawk--it’s our Salvation.
This is NOT the area to be lenient with ourselves.
This is NOT the area to cut corners.
This is NOT the area to let ourselves off the hook.
We are called to be Saints, and sadly, self-deceit and half measures will not get us to that finish line.
Let’s hold ourselves accountable and make today our masterpiece for Jesus Christ.