Spiritual Growth (Part I)

As the Apostle grows closer to his Divine Master, he will accept the crosses of His tests, the trials, contradictions, humiliations, sufferings, loss of goods, and even the death of loved ones, very differently than at the beginning of his conversion.

He goes growing in charity day by day. Although his love is tested and the fireworks and drunken dazzle that he felt in the beginning is taken away, and His Master takes him on the most arduous paths, he doesn’t give it much importance, because he thinks, “In reparation for my sins and the sins of the whole world, no sacrifice is too big!”

With the graces of his union with God and the nourishment of the Eucharist, his love grows continuously and becomes manifest in his generosity, in his sacrifice, and his abandonment in God. It is manifested in the total giving of himself and an inner impulse to go out in search of souls to bring to Christ, without worrying about himself or his own grief and difficulties.

“Those who trust in Him shall understand the truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love.”  -Wisdom 3:1-9