What St. Josemaría's The Way means to me
On days that go poorly, I know God is using The Way to point me in the right direction to improve tomorrow.
St. Josemaría Escrivá's The Way has had a large positive impact on my life – so much so that I have made the book a part of my daily spiritual reading.
I usually read one chapter of The Way each day right after I attend Holy Mass. It's like having a morning coffee with a spiritual director. The points always have a tie into something going on in my life that day. It could be a challenge I'm facing, something that I've discussed with God in my morning meditation or re-enforcing a point from the Scripture readings for that day's Mass.
The book prepares me for the day and to help live out the day from the heart of my faith. With that confidence I know that I will be able to maintain my unity of life each day. I don't have to worry about drifting off into a double life.
To make sure that I'm able to maintain my unity of life I go back and re-read the same chapter once or twice throughout the day. It's like having St. Josemaría checking in with me throughout the day. Am I working on the resolutions or planned mortification that I made during the morning reading?
At the end of the day, I go back and read it one more time before my evening meditation and I speak to God about how the day went and how well I did according to the resolutions I set on days that went well I know The Way has been one way God has been able to send me in the right direction. On days that go poorly, I know God is using The Way to point me in the right direction to improve tomorrow. In both cases I'm happy to go back to The Way the next day for more spiritual insight.