Third, the saints provide us with countless examples of how faithful and good God is, that he knows what is truly best for us, and only gives his children the very best. The life and teachings of Bl. Mother Teresa are a shining example of childlike love and abandonment to God: “God gives me everything I want because I want what he gives me,” she remarked. She also advised: “Give everything he takes from you, and take everything he gives you, with a big smile.”
Are you still holding on to any petty little plans? May God give us all the strength to let go of them so that we may belong more and more to him, and so that he can give himself more completely to us as well.
As Benedict XVI said at the beginning of his Pontificate:
, a native of Miami,
lorida, is currently serving in
Germany as a part of an Apostolic Internship in preparation for the priesthood. There he accompanies
an experienced priest as a “suburban missionary” and also assists part-time at a minor seminary,
Immaculate Heart Apostolic School, in Bad Münstereifel, not far from