State in Life
continued from "way of life"

We all share the same baptismal vocation.
Prior to any particular call to a state in life, we have a primary vocation, received in baptism, that demands our whole life: A personal relationship with Christ. All vocations are founded in Him. He is the Lord who wants to reign in our hearts so that our intellect, will, emotions, all is subject to Him in love. He is the fire of our heart. This vocation must be answered every day and must grow so that we become evermore one with Christ. This call is the essence of our life. He gives himself to us and asks us to do the same. The resulting union transforms us and determines our identity. We become Christ's body. We are commanded to love all in Christ's love. Objective: goal: total transformation in Christ.  Our particular State in Life is where we live our baptismal vocation.  

The simplest tasks with great care
"A soul in love with God and immersed in Him approaches her duties with the same dispositions as she does Holy Communion and carries out the simplest tasks with great care, under the loving gaze of God" -Diary of St. Faustina #890.

The Family in union with the the holy Family
"Jesus, Mary, and Joseph had only one life, one purpose: To glorify the Heavenly Father.  That is what we also must want.  To achieve it, we have to enter into union with Mary and Joseph, share their life--family life, the intimate interior life of which God alone is secret.  What happiness to be called to this life. Our love will consist in living with Mary and Joseph on the love of Jesus Eucharistic"
(St. Peter Julian Eymard).



Love Crucified