Thoughts for February 8 from Fr Willie Doyle

No trespassing

Don’t be one of those who give God everything but one little corner of their heart on which they put up a notice board with the inscription: “Trespassers not allowed”.

COMMENT: One of the greatest hallmarks of holiness is complete abandonment to God’s will. It does not come easily. That is why martyrs are remembered with special reverence – they have literally given everything to God, without reserve.

For most of us there is some area where we would prefer to be left alone. Some vice, some habit, some attachment that we cherish. We can readily give up certain less important things, but this one thing is not so readily handed over to God.

Lent starts in a few days time. Perhaps that is a good time for each of us to examine what this one thing is which we are reluctant to hand over to God, and to work on this specific issue during Lent.

One thought on “Thoughts for February 8 from Fr Willie Doyle

  1. Thank you for this timely gem from Father Doyle. There are many more sacrifices we are asked to make than “giving up chocolate!” And those sacrifices are the ones we have tucked away just in that corner you mentioned.

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