Thursday, November 10, 2005

Live In Such a Way

“Live in such a way that your heavenly Father may be proud of you, as he is proud of so many others chosen souls. Live in such a way that you may be able to repeat at every moment with the apostle St. Paul: Be imitators of me, as I am of Jesus Christ. Oh, for pity’s sake, do not consider this an exaggeration! Every Christian who is a true imitator and follower of the Nazarene can and must call himself a second Christ and show forth most clearly in his life the entire image of Christ. Oh, if only all Christians were to live up to their vocation, this very land of exile would be changed into a paradise.” ~ Padre Pio, quoted in Mystics and Miracles: True Stories of Lives Touched By God, by Bert Ghezzi.