Cherish one desire: “Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Mt 6:10), so that throughout the earth all nations will know God as he is known in heaven; so that on this earth everyone will begin to love one another as in heaven; so that also on this earth there will be the beatitude that there is in heaven. Make the effort to spread this desire. Begin now to bring the happiness of heaven to everyone in this world. (Cardinal Van Thuan, Five Loaves and Two Fish)


As Cardinal Van Thuan reminds us; the desire to both know and live by God’s will begins now, not tomorrow, in the encounters and opportunities which I have today. As we strive to live our own lives according to God’s will then the sincerity and honest integrity of this striving will help to ignite desire to know God’s will in the hearts of others. As we tend our own fires of seeking to know God’s will; we help pass on the spark of light to others.