A group of moms from St. Cecilia Academy read "He Leadeth Me" during the Season of Lent and could not have picked a better book for this time of year. Fr. Ciszek truly experienced the Way of the Cross in the Soviet prisons and the labor camps of Siberia for 23 years. Fr. Ciszek shares his incredible lessons of faith as he teaches the reader the importance of perseverance through prayer. His words are for today.
And his closing thoughts (along with all the other markings I made in the book) I'd like to hold onto forever.
"...that every moment of our life has a purpose, that every action of ours, no matter how dull or routine or trivial it may seem in itself, has a dignity and a worth beyond human understanding. No man's life is insignificant in God's sight, nor are his works insignificant-no matter what the world or his neighbors or family or friends may think of them. Yet what a terrible responsibility is here. For it means that no moment can be wasted, no opportunity missed, since each has a purpose in man's life, each has a purpose in God's plan."
"Yet no one can know greater peace, no one can be more committed, no one can achieve a greater sense of fulfillment in his life than the man who believes in this truth of the faith and strives daily to put it into practice. If it all seems too simple, you have only to try it to find how difficult it is. But you have only to try it to find out as well the joy and the peace and the happiness it can bring. For what can ultimately trouble the soul that accepts every moment of every day as a gift from the hands of God and strives always to do his will?"