Don’t Look for Signs When you become too introspective and curious about your own progress, you have lost sight of God. It is better to stand at the foot of the Cross without noticing yourself. If you are always looking for signs, then it is a sign that you are trying to direct yourself instead […]
Don’t Try to Measure Progress It is not necessary to scrutinize the face of sufferings and try to dissect them minutely. You don’t have to see whether they are getting a bit heavier or lighter, or if your acceptance is getting better or worse. Let such introspection alone and walk in simplicity, loving the will […]
Resting on God’s Bosom Continue with your customary recollection. Immerse yourself totally in God. Rest on the loving bosom of God like a baby. Oh, how much can a loving soul say to its God in that sacred silence of love! Be happy that God is the infinite Good that He is! With a loving […]
Love-Union With God The sacred time of Advent is approaching. In it Holy Mother Church celebrates the memory of that Divine Espousal which the Eternal Word entered into with human nature in His Most Holy Incarnation. Contemplate this mystery of infinite love and give your soul the freedom to plunge into its Sea of Good. […]
Value of Suffering I rejoice that you are experiencing in the interior and exterior purification of suffering. But I rejoice even more that you have learned to value this. Yet our sufferings are nothing compared to those of the true Servants of God, and much less if you weigh them in the balance with those […]
Don’t Seek Consolation Whoever looks only for consolation loses sight of the great God of consolation. Whoever remains in his or her own nothingness, and distrusts himself or herself completely, while trusting totally in God, will never be deceived.
Live Moment by Moment I am never more content than when I pass my miserable life moment by moment without thinking of the next moment. If I encounter trials of various kinds, I say to myself, “I want to love God as totally as I can at each moment, as if it were the last […]
God’s Penances are Better Accept your pains and other unpleasant things that happen. Be content with them and do not look for other penances. These things are more pleasing to God because there is nothing of self in them.
Think of Your Sins, But Briefly It is good to think of your sins during prayer. It can arouse you to humility and contrition. But don’t dwell too long on your sins. Let your soul fly into the abyss of infinite love which is God
Trusting Even When Anxious I am in great trouble. The Congregation is hanging on only by a slender thread. I expect even more anguish and trials, since that is the way it works. I have trouble eating and sleeping, but I cling to the will of God as tightly as I can