“My delights are to be with the children of men. To satisfy My love I instituted this Sacrament [the Eucharist]. I remain thus with them until the end of the world, and I desire that they receive Me frequently.”
– Jesus to St. Gertrude
You are a masterpiece of God’s creation. Your soul is fashioned, not by Michelangelo, but by Almighty God, the Uncreated Beauty. When you love God, He dwells within your soul in a more sublime manner than the way in which Our Lord dwells in the tabernacle. He adorns your soul, not with silver or gold, but with precious virtues, that will shine forth in the Heavenly Kingdom for all eternity. Could any physical beauty, such as mountains, valleys, and rivers, compare to the beauty of a soul in a state of grace? A soul in which God makes His inhabitance? A soul in which God takes His delight? The answer should be obvious, my dear friend. That is why we must pray often that our souls remain spotless for our Sacred Guest. We must at least not fail to cleanse our souls, though holy contrition, when we happen to fall into sin.
Consider your dignity! Sin is not befitting of a child of God, of which we all are. Ask Our Lord and His holy Mother to preserve you from sin, which is nothing more than a turning away- however small- from God, our Creator, Redeemer, Saviour, Spouse and most faithful friend. May the moment of death find you in Our Lord’s friendship, so that He may take you swiftly to your Heavenly home!