Study with devotion. Fr. Ho gave gave some recommendable books to start like "Conversations with God" by St. Jose Maria Escriva, "Divine Intimacy" 4 volumes Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene (the Ignatius Press).
3. ENERGY/ PRAYER. Find time to pray and meditate. Pray the rosary and mediate on the mysteries asking our Blessed Mother to pray for us "NOW" and in the "HOUR" of our death. This is the bigger challenge we need to face, to take time to sit STILL, mediate, pray and converse with GOD.
Find time to do meditation, to know God in the morning and do examination of conscience in the evening for all our sins of commission and our sins of omission. What is my vice to correct, my virtue to improve? (Sin is a habit so is virtue.) Is my will aligned to HIS will, so HIS will be done on earth as it is in heaven? Pray persistently, pray consistently knowing GOD is our father.
This pandemic brought mixed emotions to everyone. Some feel more fear, panic and hopelessness; others more time for solitude and be still; others hunger for food, for company of friends, for love of family or just longing for self-esteem after losing their daily routine of work. Yet others find time to be more creative to hone other skills. I see all these as choices as to where we wanted to put life in perspective.
For me as I went through some papers, I found my notes when Fr. Anthony Ho gave a very inspiring and practical tips. I am sharing this with you as reference for a better perspective. These notes are on how to achieve holiness given by Fr. Ho during the last PPPG meeting before the COVID -19 lock down. It’s helpful to write them down and let’s use these notes when our spiritual journey needs uplifting or when days seem all cloudy and confusing.
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