Aspiring to Perfection

The Princess of God is above all, a woman of excellence, and she aspires to Christian Perfection. She does not hold this as impossible as it is not – it is very possible, and in fact God asks this of each of us.

 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48

Absolute perfection is only achieved in heaven, but perfection on earth is still possible and should be aspired to.

 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

The Princess of God is full of belief, possibility, and fortitude, and she strives for such lofty and excellent things. She is not content with mediocrity (:

What is Christian Perfection for the Princess of God?

Christian Perfection is a model life, free of sin, and full of virtue. It is a repudiation of any kind of wickedness and one radiant in charity (love), humility, fortitude, temperance, patience, kindness, grace, wisdom, mercy, and all of the virtues.

The Princess of God working towards perfection hastens to Jesus and His Sacred Heart as well:

“Let the soul who is desirous of advancing in perfection hasten to my Sacred Heart.” – Jesus to St. Gertrude

Jesus promises to fervent souls who are devoted to His Sacred Heart that they shall quickly achieve perfection, and high perfection.

Promise 8: Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection. – Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

For the Princess of God just getting started on the road to perfection, she takes recourse to the Cherubim Angels; as the verse in the Rosary of the Angels for their choir goes: By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of wickedness and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.

For a Princess of God who doesn’t know where to start, there are a set of prayers given to St. Bridget in honor of Jesus’ Sacred Wounds and His Passion, that guarantee she will arrive at the first degree of Perfection after saying them, which takes one full year.

The devotion can be found here.

The path to greater and greater or higher degrees of perfection, however is always continuing and will continue until you see God in heaven (:

As it continues, the Princess of God must learn the Way of the Cross, following her King Jesus, who was the absolute and the highest Perfection, Perfection itself. She must learn to bear her cross patiently, and with fortitude, accepting even crosses that may seem “unreasonable”:

“If you wish to bear only reasonable crosses, then perfection is not for you.” – St. Theresa of Avila.

For those more advanced on their journeys towards high perfection, St. Theresa of Avila’s book, The Way of Perfection, is a wonderful resource, written by a woman and a Saint of the highest Perfection.

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