Footsteps of God
Psalm 17:5: “My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.’’
But how can I recognize God’s paths, and how can I not slip?
Padre Pio’s assurance: “Let us ascend Calvary, laden with the cross, without tiring, and let us firmly believe that our ascent will lead us to the heavenly vision of our most sweet Savior.”
“Therefore, let us draw away, step by step, from earthly affections, and let us aspire to the happiness prepared for us. And if we desire to reach the blessed Sion (heaven) soon, we must banish all uneasiness and worry – because they are contrary to the free workings of the Holy Spirit – by bearing spiritual and temporal tribulations, wherever they come from.’’
“Let us take courage at the consoling thought that, after the climb to Calvary, we will ascend even higher, without any effort on our part, to the holy mount of God, the heavenly Jerusalem. By divine goodness we are already halfway up the mount of suffering because we are absolutely determined to serve and love this divine goodness well.’’
Lord, help me to follow You to Calvary by accepting my crosses, and keep my gaze always fixed on You. Amen.
-Padre Pio’s Words of Wisdom