The easiest hardest 3 steps

Josemaria escriva

About a month ago I changed the name, subtitle, and visual theme of the blog. The subtitle is now: May you seek Christ. May you find Christ. May you love Christ.

I thought I’d take a moment to explain where that comes from. 

Those three brief phrases are contained in a book titled “The Way” by Josemaria Escriva. Escriva is the founder of Opus Dei, a sort of order for everyday folks within the Catholic Church. It’s also a perennial favourite of conspiracy buffs (e.g. Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code). Anywho, “The Way” is a rule of life for Opus Dei adherents and has 999 short paragraphs intended to guide followers in their daily life.

May you seek Christ. May you find Christ. May you love Christ is found in paragraph no. 382. The whole paragraph reads:

When I made you a present of that Life of Jesus, I wrote in it this inscription: “May you seek Christ. May you find Christ. May you love Christ.” These are three very distinct steps. Have you at least tried to live the first one?

Yes, friends, they are three distinct and separate steps. The sentence is short, but challenging, full of depth of purpose and meaning.

Which step are you on?

Totus Tuus

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