How, after years and years, does one remain as enthusiastic as in the beginning days of their conversion? According to Our Lady, the answer to this question is found in reflection, in not relaxing and becoming comfortable in the spiritual life, and by absorbing the shocks that are sent our way to bring us out of our desensitization caused by the world’s distractions. Don’t let the world’s distractions pit your hearts as water pits a stone, letting the world constantly drip upon your heart to wash away the traces of Our Lady’s words. Get ready for the storm!
One big step that Our Lady tells us that is a concrete move toward staying enthusiastic has to do with reflecting, not on the past, but rather, on something else that is somewhat surprising.