Saturday, July 3, 2010

Little Mandate

I found the Little Mandate from the book Poustinia which I borrowed from a religious (consecrated) brother. I printed a copy of the Little Mandate and I posted it near the table where I do my school assignments, journaling and spiritual reading. It serves as a guide for me in living the life of Jesus wherever I am. I invite you to read the following with your heart and ask the Lord in your prayers how you could apply these in your life.

The Little Mandate by the Servant of God Catherine Doherty:
Arise — go! Sell all you possess. Give it directly, personally to the poor.
Take up My cross (their cross) and follow Me, going to the poor, being poor, being one with them, one with Me.
Little — be always little! Be simple, poor, childlike.
Preach the Gospel with your life — without compromise! Listen to the Spirit. He will lead you.
Do little things exceedingly well for love of Me.
Love... love... love, never counting the cost.
Go into the marketplace and stay with Me. Pray, fast. Pray always, fast.
Be hidden. Be a light to your neighbour’s feet. Go without fear into the depth of men’s hearts. I shall be with you.
Pray always. I will be your rest.

1 comment:

  1. I love Poustina. It is one of the few "religious" books I can find inspiration