Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Winning! - How to Wrestle with God and Angels

In the first reading for today, Jacob wrestled with an angel and then was named Isra-el, or he who wrestles with God. How do you wrestle with angels? How do you wrestle with God? You strive to humble your whole being before him. This is the power of St Michael in casting out the devil - humility, the recognition that God is God and that we are not.

Struggle to humble all of your being before God, your thoughts, words, actions, all your relationships and interactions today and every day. A pleasing way to him to do this well is by consecrating yourself wholeheartedly to him through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In this way, you renounce all of your pride and ask her to clothe you with her humility, adoration, and praise of the living God. She who is higher than the angels because she humbled herself beneath them all will bestow upon you the gift of communion with God.

Then in the regal humility of the sons of God, he may not refuse you anything, yet because of being lowly before him you would not ask anything disagreeable to his inmost heart.

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