If we do not radiate the light of Christ around us, the sense of the
darkness that prevails in the world will increase. We are called to
love the world. And God loved the world so much that God gave Jesus.
Today God loves the world so much that God gives you and me to be God's
love, God's compassion, and God's presence, through a life of prayer, of
sacrifice, of surrender to God. The response that God asks of you is to be a contemplative.
Prayer is the very
life of oneness, of being one with Christ. Therefore, prayer is as
necessary as the air, as the blood in our body, as anything, to keep us
alive to the grace of God. To pray generously is not enough, we must
pray devotedly, with fervor and piety. We must prayer perseveringly and
with great love. If we don't pray, our presence will have no power and
our words will have no power.
We need prayers in order to better carry out the work of God, and so that in every moment we may know how to be completely available to God. We should make every effort to walk in the presence of God in all the persons we meet, to live our prayer throughout the day.