14th October 1946
The Word of Life for November “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13) invites us to be in trustful conversation with God. The following text is taken from a letter Chiara Lubich wrote during the “early times” to two religious Sisters in Rovereto.
There, in the centre of your heart, Sister Josefina, is where God lives!
There, in the centre of your heart, Sister Fidente, is where God lives!
Place your hand over your heart.
You are tabernacles of the living God.
Live in this Faith and it will be impossible for you not to become saints.
Listen to His soft Voice Voice of Light <
Talk to Him when He doesn’t speak.
This is the life of the saint: an ongoing conversation of love. (“There is need of only one thing” Lk 10:42!)
Your life is similar to the life of Jesus when He lived and worked and loved in the little house of Nazareth! How much good you could do! Don’t you realize that a soul who loves in such a way that their life becomes life as a twosome (Jesus and the soul), does as much as if they were to preach to the whole universe?
Now that you are stripped of your wretchedness, which you will give daily to God, you are free to love; so love! He wants to live with you. And there’s nothing He desires more than this life as a twosome.
From "Early Letters" pp. 70-71