A meditation (guided prayer) about the calling of Saint Matthew by Jesus and our own Christian vocation.
“The beauty of the vocation to form a Christian family brings with it a call to holiness that is not second-class, but first-class.”
"Our life too can share in the abundant fruit produced by Jesus’ life, if we show Him to others through our own life, if we let Him love with our own heart."
Gospel for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C), and commentary.
“This path can be summed up in one word: love. If we are to love, we must have a big heart and share the concerns of those around us. We must be able to forgive and understand; we must sacrifice ourselves, with Jesus Christ, for all souls."
Apostolate for a Christian is not simply a “task” or an activity that takes up certain hours every day. It is a need that stems from a heart that has become “one body, one spirit in Christ.”
"In the process of discerning our own vocation we are never alone, since every vocation is born and takes shape in the Church."
"This is the secret of a celibate heart: leaving behind a love on this earth in order to fill the whole world with the light of God's Love."
The vocation to Opus Dei is a call to "interpret" personally a musical score, to play a divine music that has as many interpretations as persons.
First published in "Scripta Theologica", this article by Jose Luis Gonzalez Guillon analyses a singular event, whose centenary we commemorate: the footprints in the snow made by some discalced Carmelites led St Josemaría to discover his vocation in the Church and deepen personally in the Christian mystery.