St. Leonie Aviat died on this day back in 1914 after living a life that sought nothing more than a complete union with God.
She was often known to say she wished to “forget herself entirely” and “work of the happiness of others”.
What a wonderful idea for ourselves! When we are able to empty ourselves of our own selfish needs and desire we make more room for God to move in and take over. We have no need to worry that our needs won’t be met or that we will be forgotten as God himself is watching over us.
“Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:8-10