St. Josemaria de Balaguer has his Feast Day today. I cannot put anything else happier than his feast day. To be quite honest, I am not exactly a typical good church person despite my best efforts.
I like reading about his works, which are fabulously written in my opinion. I must say too that the best and nicest people I have met in my entire life were inspired by this saint and have dedicated their lives to being extraordinarily hardworking and prayerful.
This concept of offering up work as prayer to God appealed to me a lot because I like working. I like the concept that I can offer my work as a prayer too. One of my favorite stories about him is his willingness to work extra hard to support his brother financially even during his duties as a priest. It reminds me that even in the most bitter of hardships and the most glaring of weaknesses, His grace is sufficient.
St. Josemaria is someone I have never met in real life but his life story, influence, and inspiration is something that I think I will cherish for life. Happy Feast Day po, St. Josemaria. 🙂