“Talk with Our Lady and tell her trustingly, ‘O Mary, in order to live the ideal which God has set in my heart I need to fly very high - ever so high.’ It is not sufficient to detach yourself, with Gods help, from the things of this world, recognizing them as the merest clay. More is needed: even if you were to put the whole universe in a pile under your feet to get closer to heaven… It wouldn’t suffice!
You have to fly, without the support of anything here on the earth, relying on the voice and the inspiration of the Spirit. And you will tell me: ‘But my wings are stained and smeared with the clinging mud of many years.’ And I repeat: ‘Turn to Our Lady.’ ‘Mary,’ you should say to her again, ‘I can hardly get off the ground. The earth draws me like an accursed magnet. Mary, you can make my soul take off on that glorious and definitive flight which has as its destination the very heart of God.’ Trust in her, for she is listening to you.” ~ St Josemaria Escriva, The Forge, 994
Original artwork by @maroneyarts
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