Chosen souls are, in My hand, lights which I cast into the darkness of the world and with which I illumine it. As stars illumine the night, so chosen souls illumine the earth. And the more perfect a soul is, the stronger and the more far-reaching is the light shed by it. It can be hidden and unknown, even to those closest to it, and yet its holiness is reflected in souls even to the most distant extremities of the world

(St. Faustina’s Diary, 1601)

I was drawn to the words “the more perfect a soul.” Not that Jesus is telling us we have to be perfect to be His Chosen light, but that we are called to continue to strive in virtue and holiness. The more attention we give to bettering who we are for His sake, the more our lights will shine before others. 

Over the last year, I’ve been systematically taking deep looks inside my heart and soul, discovering dusty or dark corners that need to be swept and allowing the LIGHT of Christ into each one! 

This past week, the Lord showed me yet another facet of my heart that I have allowed to dim; perhaps I have yet to possess this virtue. I will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and begin again. That is all He asks of us. Seek Mercy, Cooperate with Grace, and Keep Trying.