Monday, September 23, 2013

Spirituality: Constitutions III - Prayer and Union with God

All should make diligent efforts to keep their intentions right, not only in regard to their state of life but also in all particular details. In these they should always aim at serving and pleasing the Divine Goodness for its own sake and because of the incomparable love and benefits with which God has anticipated us, rather than for our fear of punishments or hope of rewards, although they ought to draw help also from them. Further, they should often be exhorted to seek God our Lord in all things, stripping off from themselves the love of creatures to the extent that this is possible, in order to turn their love upon the Creator of them, by loving him in all his creatures and all of them in him, in conformity with his holy and divine will.