He answered: "When I was a little boy about ten years of age, I was present at an instruction the priest gave us on how we were to do all for Jesus, and with Jesus, He said to us: 'When you awake in the morning, think that the Child Jesus is beside you, and say to Him: "O my Jesus, may I do all things this day to please Thee!" then begin at once to do all your actions as He did them when on earth.
" 'When you say your prayers, think that Jesus is kneeling beside you, and adoring HIs Heavenly Father, and your prayers will be well said.
" ' When you are at your work, think of Jesus labouring and toiling for His daily bread; and when you are tired and weary, the thought that Jesus was once tired and weary also will enable you to bear all with resignation.
" ' When you are told to do something, imagine that you hear Our Lady and St. Joseph telling the Divine Child Jesus to do the same, and consider how diligently He obeyed them, and you will find it easy to be obedient.
" ' When you have to suffer, recall to mind the sufferings of Jesus for you, and you will obtain patience to suffer for Him.'
"I have never forgotten that instruction," continued the young man, "and in everything that happens to me, and in everything I do, I always think I see Jesus beside me, and I try to do all in the way I think He would have done it had He been in my place."
O my child, what a beautiful lesson! How easy will it be for you to become a Saint if, like that young man, you take Jesus as your model and guide.
Source: The Catechism in Examples, Imrpimatur 1909