This is a Schoenstatt book, and I find myself really growing in appreciation of three aspects of Schoenstatt:
- Its focus on growing in holiness, pouring out my life for God, through my responsibilities as father, husband, worker, and friend;
- Its practical nature; Not only does the Schoenstoatt movement encourage holiness in general, but provides a number of specific practices geared towards people living in families, in the world.
- The call to holiness is deep and "radical." This is not just an admonishment to be good or avoid serious sin. It is a call to live every moment with burning love for God, for the Church, for Mary, for our families. This call, if fully answered, can be as heroic and self-sacrificing as any other. More importantly, it is the call of God, and it is what He wants for us.