My Framboise, when we contemplate our eternal predestination, visible things seem so worthless. Listen to St. Paul: “Those whom God has foreknown, He has also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Ro 8:29). That is not all, my little one, you are going to see that you are one of the number of the “known”!) “And those He has known He has called” (Ro 8:30): it is baptism which has made you a child of adoption, which has stamped you with the seal of the Holy Trinity! “And those whom He has called, He has also justified” (Ro 8:30): how often you have been justified by the sacrament of penance and by all those touches of God in your soul, without you even being aware of it!
“And those whom He justified, He has also glorified” (Ro 8:30). That is what awaits you in eternity! But remember that our degree of glory will depend on the degree of grace in which God finds us at the moment of death; allow Him to complete His work of predestination in you. To do this listen to St. Paul again who will give you a program of life.
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
The Greatness of Our Vocation, 9
Elizabeth of the Trinity, S 2014, I Have Found God, The Complete Works of Elizabeth of the Trinity Volume 1: Major spiritual writings, translated from the French by Kane, A, ICS Publications, Washington DC.
One of my all time favourite Saints. Always so beautiful.