September 28, 2012

Be effective

You who possess the spiritual life know the difference between effective love and affective love.  Our Lord is not satisfied with the affective, if we do not also give Him effective love.  Notice  that He does not consider those blest who simply hear His word but only those who keep it.  God makes it very clear that He does not  consider that we hear His word if we do not put it into effect with the affection of submission and obedience.
St. Francis de Sales

The greatest effective affection through submission and obedience was from Our Blessed Mother
Be it done unto me according to Thy Word.

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