If you’ve ever had a hard fall, you know the power of gravity. How miraculous, then, that the tiny wildflower with the tender stem is able to stretch toward the heavens in a blaze of glory.

Likewise, we were made to glorify God. When we turn our faces toward heaven and struggle against all that wishes to drag us down, the sap of His grace makes us rise and rise, till our nature can no longer contain us. It is then that God breathes in our fragrance one last time, lifting us to Himself.

Archbishop Luis M. Martinez: “It is our glory to fulfill our own destiny.”