1 There are many Christians who are persuaded that the Redemption
will be completed in all environments of the world, and that
there have to be some souls – they do not know which ones –
who will contribute to carrying it out with Christ. But they
see this in terms of centuries, many centuries. It would be
an eternity, if it were to take place at the rate of their self-giving.
That was the way you thought, until they came to “wake you
2 Self-giving is the first step along the road of sacrifice,
joy, love, union with God. And thus, a whole life is filled
with a holy madness which makes us encounter happiness where
human logic would only see denial, suffering, pain.
3 “Pray”, you said, “that I may be generous, that I may