«One of the secrets to reach holiness is this: never to take one’s mind off a thought which must rule over one’s whole life: God. The thought of God must be like a note on which the whole song of the soul is sung.
Have you seen what artists do? They move, come and go − they seem not to be looking down from the stage. But in reality they never lose sight of the musical maestro, who gives them the tempo.
The soul, too, in order not to err and get distracted − which would make it err − must keep the soul’s eye fixed on God always. It must speak, work, walk, but the mental eye must not lose sight of God. “The second point to reach holiness: never to lose faith in God.
Whatever happens, to believe that it happens by the goodness of God. If it is something painful, even bad, and thus willed by forces alien to God, to think that God permits it out of goodness.
The souls able to see God everywhere are also able to change all things into eternal coin. Bad things are obsolete coins. But if you are able to treat them as one should, they become legal tender and buy the eternal Kingdom for you.
It is up to you to make what is not good good − to make trials, temptations, and misfortunes − which entirely ruin already collapsing souls − numerous props and foundations to build the temple which does not die. The temple of God in you in the present, the temple of blessedness in the future, in my Kingdom.»
22-Jun-1943- 11:30 p.m.