The Lord invited me to be His bride – as I believe He invites everyone – a long time ago, prior to my life in this body. I said yes to Him a long time ago. Indeed, I sense I’ve been consecrated to Him for many lives. My error has been in thinking I must live a certain kind of life (a nun in a monastery/hermitage), or be a member of a particular church (the Catholic Church), or wear special clothing (a religious habit) to be His bride.
However, the truth is that I am His – regardless of externals. It doesn’t matter that I’m married or that I work in a gym, because I belong to Him first. I am in this life to do the work that needs to be done. My first wish is to always love Him and serve Him.
My second wish is that everyone will love Him and serve Him. Together, we can make this earth a little more like heaven.