November St. Angela Reflection
November 2013 St. Angela Reflection
“Directing everything towards the well-being and spiritual advantage of your dear daughters, in order to incite and encourage them to greater love…and to attract others to do the same.”
Being an Arrow here at SUA gives us many reasons to look at “directing everything” toward good. Our Mission Statement references the development of the spiritual well-being of our SUA community. St. Angela relied heavily on her relationship with God as the source of her strength, courage and life-giving spirit.
How wonderful it is to know that we have the power within us to attract goodness and lead others to love. The inner soul, the inner strength, the inner spirit, is to come to its fullness through our contacts, conversations, actions and presence with others. We have the power to lead others to the God that so inspired Angela.
Often, St. Angela’s personality is compared to a magnet – something that attracts, pulls, draws in and attaches itself. Here at SUA we want to share the spirit of being united in heart, mind, purpose and spirit. The God within us wants to become an outward sign of the God that surrounds us and all we are about.
St. Angela says, “Act, move, believe, strive, hope, cry out to him with all your heart.” Therefore, direct, incite, encourage and attract goodness, God-ness.