"The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God;
secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it;
and thirdly to do it because it is his will."
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
I read recently that the great Saints have one thing in common, they focused on doing the will of God in each passing moment. They found Him in the present moment and therefore served Him there and found heaven on earth. In John 4:34, Jesus said to his disciples, "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to finish his work." The soul's food is to do God's will. It satisfies and refreshes and leads us to Him. I think this is why the Saints thrive on doing the will of God found in the present moment, for he is the One who satisfies.