Picture from MEK's Pencil in the Hole
What am I babbling about?
I just sat down to do Week 2: Day 4 -- Second Meditation and I read:
Dearest soul, do not let the labors, which you have taken up for Me, break you, nor let tribulations in any way cast you down; but let these words of Mine strengthen you in every situation. I will repay you beyond all measure. You will not labor long, nor will you suffer forever. Wait a while and you shall see all your evils disappear.
Do all that you have to do, well. Toil faithfully in my vineyard. I will see to your reward. Write, read, sing, sigh, weep, be silent, pray, carry your cross manfuly--eternal life is worth all of these and even greater combats.
I take the saint's words as confirmation of my idea to write my own consecration. It's going to include all Mary spoke of: readings, singing, prayers, etc. I think I'll start small and not make it 365 days. I'll aim for the 40 days of Lent. What I write will not break anybody. I hope the opposite happens. What I write will build and lift people up towards God. I want them to love Him, and see Him as I see Him. Through Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.