In every age and time, Christ offers His invitation to all people to leave everything and follow Him (Mt 19:21); He invites so that we may belong solely to Him and live chaste, poor and obedient as He did (Phil 2). As consecrated persons, we responded to Jesus’ invitation by answering with a personal and freely given ‘Yes’. Thus, the consecrated, in freedom, becomes cut off from the ‘worldly’ to belong completely to Christ in a manner of mutual belonging. In this mutual belongingness, we become the earthly manifestation of divinity, while divinity becomes “deeper in us than our interior being” (Ep. 187. 34). The consequence of this, is a JOY that the world cannot give.