I don’t know of anything more beautiful than to cooperate with God in the salvation of souls.
God, who calls us to Him, watches how we get there and will never allow anything to happen to us except for our greater good.
Nothing will be able to separate me from the will of God, neither anxieties, nor sorrows, nor toil, nor contempt, nor temptation, nor creatures, nor demons, nor darkness, not even death itself, because, in life and in death, I want all, and in all things, the will of God.
We must always be cheerful. Sadness should be banished from all Christian souls. For suffering is a far different thing from sadness, which is the worst disease of all. It is almost always caused by lack of Faith.
Let us also go, that we mahy die with him.
He who is worried and full of anxiety in his work does an offense to God and does not say the Our Father from the heart.
You must know that when you ‘hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many, on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!
Self-love, self-activity, self-hood, is something not easily destroyed. It is like a cancer which has its roots extending to the most delicate fibers of our mental and moral nature. Divine grace can draw them all out. But how slowly! And how exquisitely painful is the process! The more subtle the self-love, the more painful the cure.
In God is no rage, in God is no anger, in God there is only peace, only love. God condemns no one. We condemn ourselves, to the extent that we separate ourselves from him.
Turn yourself round like a piece of clay and say to the Lord: I am clay, and you, Lord, the potter. Make of me what you will.