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Friday, 15 December 2017 21:00

I Was Born for Greater Things

Hna. Clare rezando

In prayer I understood that I have to turn everything I do, especially getting up at five o’clock in the morning, into a “sacrifice of praise.”

Another part of Sr. Clare’s email to Fr. Rafael and Mother Ana, dated May 25, 2015. Sr. Clare, very simply and humanly, confesses how she transforms the things that are hard for her into a “sacrifice of praise,” such as getting up early.

Coming back from the first Rosary at Dawn, we had adoration. I read a sentence that helps me every day when I get up. It said, “Ad majora natus sum,” which literally translates to “I was born for greater things.” It’s a sentence that the ancients used to say when they wanted to reject magnanimously what they thought was mediocre, vulgar or evil. I was born for greater things!

Why has it helped me so much? Because in prayer I understood that I have to turn everything I do, especially getting up at five o’clock in the morning, into a “sacrifice of praise.” I have to elevate that action that is so hard for me into something great. God asks this sacrifice of me because He will do something great with it. I finished prayer sure of this: “Ad majora natus sum.”

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