Elizabeth of the Trinity, modeled by the Word of God

Elizabeth is an attentive reader of the Word of God.  She discovers in The Word, the designs of God on her and on those whom He calls to follow him. In the last retreat, which she wrote in August 1906, a few weeks before she died, Elizabeth spoke very loudly: «His wordsays St. Paul- is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow» (Hebrews 4, 12). It is therefore she directly who will complete the work of stripping in the soul; for it has this peculiar and peculiar, it is that it operates and that it creates what it makes heard, provided however that the soul agrees to let itself be done. However, it is not enough to hear this word; you have to keep it! (John 14,23)

And it is by keeping it that the soul will be «sanctified in the truth», and this is the desire of the Master: «Sanctify them in the truth, your word is truth» (John 17:17). To him who keeps his word, has He not made this promise: «My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make him our dwelling place» (John 14,23)? It is the whole Trinity who dwells in the soul who truly loves him, that is, keeping his word! “(Last retreat 27-28).

Elizabeth of the Trinity specifies that it is not enough to hear the Word but it is necessary to «keep it», to let it live in the most intimate of our being so that it can resonate and that these harmonics act in us. To keep the Word is to allow the Holy Trinity to come and dwell in us. It is thus to answer the grace of our baptism. Let us get going this week with Elizabeth’s help.

 

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