A mortification in the morning
St. Josemaría Escrivá, the Father and Founder of Opus Dei, tells us:
“The heroic minute. It is the time fixed for getting up. Without hesitation: a supernatural reflection and ... up! The heroic minute: here you have a mortification that strengthens your will and does no harm to your body. If, with God’s help, you conquer yourself, you will be well ahead for the rest of the day. It’s so discouraging to find oneself beaten at the first skirmish.” (cf. The Way 206)
This was passed onto me by my lovely husband. What a gift he is to me--so challenging and helping both of us on our journey of holiness!!! Thank you God for my hubby.