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Don't settle for second best for God: "In statu conversionis"

Sunday, September 18, 2005
Praised be Jesus Christ!! Now and Forever!!
In approved apparitions, Sacred Scripture and Magisterial Teaching through the ages humankind is called to conversion. In fact we are not just called to a one time public declaration of Jesus as our Savior and Redeemer. We are called to a continual conversion to be in fact in statu conversionis. Regardless of how holy we may be (I am not by they way) we are called to the greatest vocation to be holy as God is Holy and proclaim His Truth and Mercy to the world. It is not just priests or religious but everyone. To put it in otherwords to not accept but the very best in our selves as an offering to God.
Alone, we are doomed to fail, however through the Merciful Creator and King of the of the Universe we can do all things and undertake any trial or burden and become holy. Every person that reads this regardless of where they are or how bad or how good they are (or think they are) have the potential through Divine Mercy to become heralds of the Savific Redemption of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Divine Mercy. Conversion does not end but should be continual. We should always remember the words of St. Paul: "I work out my salvation with fear and trembling". Conversion is not a one time shot or a just on Sunday thing but constant. We should never stop working towards Our Lord Jesus and the beatific vision until after we are at last home with Our Redeemer. We owe that much to God who saves us from ourselves and from the jaws of hell. I would venture to say that our beloved John Paul the Great did not stop until God called him home. None of the saints just settled for the status quo of holiness (no such thing) but strived always to offer more to God that is why they are saints. Man, Woman or child- priest, religious or lay we are called to become more through God's Grace and Mercy than we are today. We (I) are (am) called to be in statu conversionis- a constant status of conversion. The ascent up Mount Carmel only ends with our own particular Calvary- then we can say "Father I commend my spirit"- then we are done. Until that day comes we strive to give Our Merciful God a better gift tomorrow in our lives.
Omnia Pro Iesu Per Mariam!!
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