Reparation and obedience

“And Jesus calling unto Him a little child, set him in the midst of them, And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 18, 2-4)

A book I live with every day and cannot recommend highly enough is St. Maximilian Kolbe’s “Let Yourself Be Led By The Immaculate” by Angelus Press. Much of the following is from that book. In the comments on a recent post, I explained,

“To live our consecrations, we must let Our Lady lead us, that means accepting our daily crosses in generous reparation. St. Maximilian: “Everything depends on this, that in every instance, we let her lead us. The test is obedience. … Extraordinary prayers and mortifications are not necessary but just letting ourselves be led.” You see, it’s very simple, that’s why people resist it so. Even a child, such as Jacinta can do it, which is why so many overlook it or ignore it.

In surrendering our wills to the Immaculata, in even very small things, we accomplish at the same time, reparation, humility and obedience. Thus, surrendering our wills to her is the most effective and fruitful form of reparation. And it is within our means. By our First Saturdays of reparation, Our Lady is leading us to learn the habit of consecrating all our moments into saving moments, shining with grace, which, when united with our prayers, will in time, transform the world. We are all impatient to see God’s justice but if we do not make reparation, we might find that justice is a very sharp sword.”

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