We can guide our lives
towards the Truth
if, as we take care of our body,
we take care of our thoughts, our heart,
our will and our spirit, too.
Conscience, when enlightened by the look
of Jesus, hanging on the cross,
and guided by the Holy Ghost,
is able to pervade ourselves
and our actions,
reveal each compromise
and guide us towards the Truth.
Our conscience is able to dissolve our ego within God,
so that it does not prevent His plans
for us and our Brotherhood.
It make us
salt and yeast,
to make God more visible.
Conscience, when revived
by frequent reconciliation
and oriented by the guide of the spirit,
helps us being grateful and loyal.
Spiritual self-examination is a very useful tool
we can use
to take control of our lives
with courage and determination.
I hope with all my heart
that whoever decides to follow our Rule,
when seeing our Lord hanging on the cross
and feeling His love,
may also feel their conscience,
every single day.
In the morning, to highlight the points
on which to focus
at the beginning of the day,
and in the evening,
to reflect on the day that has just finished.
But also at midday, during the Angelus,
with the help of the Virgin Mary.
I propose a spiritual self-examination
and a weekly common one
to keep us vigilant about our actions,
our thoughts, our prayer,
our intentions and our responses,
to be faithful
to the love of our Lord.
«Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realise that Christ Jesus is in you?» (Corinthians 2, 13, 5)