Deprived of Satisfaction I rejoice that God deprives you of all satisfaction, to learn to serve God with more purity of intention. Oh, how good it is to stay on the Cross with Jesus, without seeing Him and without enjoying Him. This is the short way to arrive at that happy death to all that […]
Value of Little Trials Little trials, both of body and of spirit, are the first rungs of that most holy and high ladder on which great and generous souls climb. There is found undiluted suffering without comfort either from heaven or from earth. But the result is the most pure love of God without mixture […]
Being Clothed by God When you feel yourself of the cross, stripped of everything, gently stir up your faith in God’s presence, and abandon yourself in the immense sea of His love. He is stripping you of what you like in order to clothe you with a new garment adorned with virtue to become a […]
Danger of Pride At times we may experience a certain superficial peace which begets a feeling of superiority. It seems that we are now pleasing to God and have reached a high degree of perfection. Oh God! This is when we must stand guard, flee such thoughts and humble ourselves before God.
Loving Each One Differently I love everyone, and in a special way do I love those God has entrusted to me for guidance. My soul feels a completely spiritual bond, which unites it with one more strongly, with another less so, according as God draws each one more or less. I find myself more closely […]
From Fear to Peace Lights from God, when they are truly from him, often cause in the beginning a holy fear, a holy uneasiness, though not always. This comes from the awareness God gives the soul of His own greatness. These lights then bring peace and union with God.
Accepting Changes in Plans This morning I decided to leave for Viterbo. As soon as I made the decision, I began to lose time here and there. I was to leave to go as far as Montalto in a little ship, but the wind was against us so we couldn’t leave. I adore the Divine […]
Cooperation with God God calls us to the highest perfection, but our cooperation is needed. Bring yourself to nothing before God and others in a spirit of true and sincere humility. Be detached from every created thing, even your own life. Be totally transformed into the Divine Good Pleasure.
Love Makes Sufferings Little The just person lives by faith. The lover does not seek any happiness other than to please God. The lover desires to suffer and do great things for his God, but when he does it, everything seems little. Even the amount he has suffered seems little. You call your sufferings the […]
Penetrated by Love Rouse yourself to cheerfulness in the Lord. Every trial will pass. When you find yourself disturbed, enter into the Heart of Jesus in spirit, into that great furnace of love. Let that fire totally penetrate you and burn you with Holy Love. Trust in Him.