Sexual Freedom Regarding sexual relations, use that freedom which marriage gives you, both in seeking such relations and in responding to your wife’s indications. This is an obligation of conscience. Your wife is a very holy woman and a strong woman. But remember, she is a woman and she is still young. Draw your own […]
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God Blends Troubles and Consolation We need great acceptance of the most holy will of God in all our troubles. He arranges all things for our greater good and He also knows how to give us His own consolation when we are least expecting it.
The Passion Heals How pleasing to our good God are those who let themselves be held in God’s divine arms like a little child, and nursed at the infinitely loving breast of God. Meditation on the Passion will teach you this and you will grow in faith, hope and love.
Being Childlike before God Since you desire to love God with the heart of Mary, cast yourself in spirit into her heart. There love our God with her most pure heart with the intention of having the same virtues that she had. But to enter into the most holy Heart of Mary, you must become […]
Give God Your Tears When we are suffering, we express our human feelings at times and perhaps even cry like a baby. But we must always add the words of Jesus, “Yes, Father, such has been Your gracious will” (Mt 11:26). Then continue to suffer but be silent.
Hide in God, Even When Busy Build a monastery in your heart and live there hidden in the bosom of God. You will live there a divine life, a holy life, a life of love, being reborn at every moment in the Divine Word, Jesus Christ. This will not prevent you from giving full attention […]
Lose Yourself in God Live totally hidden in Jesus Christ. Rest like a baby in His Divine Heart. Let yourself be totally penetrated by His most bitter sufferings. It is these and through these that the love of God is enkindled in us. Stay absorbed in love in the abyss of the Divinity.
Being Quiet with God When you are conversing alone with the Lord, learn to be quiet at times. Act like a baby resting on its mother’s breast, expressing itself with simple glances of love at its mother’s face. Look at God this way with glances of faith and love.
Await God’s Light in Peace If you have no lights concerning what state you ought to embrace, don’t let yourself be disturbed. God will give light in His own time. Continue to live abandoned to God, and attach yourself to that Divine Breast like a little baby, drinking the most sweet milk of Divine Love, […]
God Is Little During the season of Advent, humble yourself even more than usual as you consider the Infinite Goodness of God, Who wanted to become so little with a human nature like ours. He hid Himself in the womb of the Immaculate Virgin. Love this infinite good with the most gentle Heart of that […]