“Be like children of light, for the effects of the light are seen in complete goodness and right living and truth.”
Our Lord came into the world to teach us that it is by the cross that we go to heaven. He has marked out for us a new way, and taught us that by humiliation, suffering and dying to self, we may attain eternal life. These are the true, enlightened paths that Our Lord came to teach by His Passion.
If you want the Light to produce in you these fruits of goodness, justice and truth, you must aim that the Light shines in you. Through the Passion of Jesus Christ, put yourself in an attitude to accept all that is in the Passion of Jesus Christ.
In all that we suffer, we must say “Our Lord has suffered more, for me”. The sorrow found in the Passion in a pre-eminent manner shows us that it is the way which leads to heaven.
I know that it is difficult. Our Lord, who came to teach us, knew that it was difficult, but if you are very united to Jesus Christ, if you ask without ceasing for these three things, to see the light, to love it and to long for it, the way will become smooth.
—St. Marie Eugénie, March 16, 1879