Nothing is anything more to me; everything is nothing to me, but Jesus: neither things nor persons, neither ideas nor emotions, neither honor nor sufferings. Jesus is for me honor, delight, heart and soul.
Little children follow and obey their father. They love their mother. They know nothing of covetousness, ill-will, bad temper, arrogance and lying. This state of mind opens the road to heaven. To imitate our Lord’s own humility, we must return to the simplicity of God’s little ones.
I will attempt day by day to break my will into pieces. I want to do God’s Holy Will, not my own!
If your confidence were as great as it ought to be, you would not worry about what may happen to you, you would place it all in God’s hands, hoping that when He wants something of you, He will let you know what it is.
We must force ourselves to detach our heart and will from all earthly loves, except for the love of God. We must love no fleeting things. Above all, we must not love God selfishly for our own sake,” but with a love as pure as His own goodness.
O Lord, behold and visit this vine which Thy right hand hath planted. Strengthen the weak, relieve the contrite, confirm the strong. Build them up in love, cleanse them with purity, enlighten them with wisdom, keep them with mercy.
It is natural for the mind to reject what is at hand and dream of something else to come … to build fantasies and imaginings about achievements before he has attained them. Such a man is in considerable danger of losing what he has and falling into self-delusion and being deprived of good sense. He becomes only a dreamer and not a man of continual prayer.
I asked you and you would not listen, so I asked my God and He did listen.
The poor will insult you. The ruder they are, the more dignified you must be. Remember,” Our Lord hides behind those rags.
This is the image of the Savior who, with the position of his limbs, makes sacred for us the most gentle and loving form of the Cross, so that by believing in his Name and obeying his commandments we may obtain eternal life thanks to his Passion. However, every time we raise our eyes to the Cross, let us remember the one who died for us to save us from the powers of darkness, accepting death to make us heirs to eternal life.