The following definition of the spiritual life is from Dom Lorenzo Scupoli a master of the interior. Focus can be a great tool for perfection. “It consists in nothing else but the knowledge of the divine goodness and greatness, of our own nothingness and proneness to all evil; in the love of God and the hatred of self; in entire subjection, not only to God Himself, but, for the love of Him, to all creatures; in giving up our own will and in completely resigning ourselves to the divine pleasure; moreover, in willing and doing all this with no other wish or aim than the glory and honor of God, the fulfillment of His will because it is His will and because He deserves to be served and loved.”
Keep focused. Remember what is important and run the race…
Be perfect therefore as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48
Dave VanVickle is a Catholic speaker and writer focusing on the Universal Call to Holiness and Authentic Catholic Spirituality. He is currently employed as the Director of Evangelization for the parishes of the Catholic Community of Wexford, PA.