“Blessed are the compassionate, for God will have compassion for them.” The Lord of compassion says that the compassionate are blessed. No one can obtain God’s compassion unless that one is also compassionate. In another passage Jesus said, “Be compassionate, just as your Father who is in the heavens is compassionate”.
Through the cross we are united to Him who was nailed to it, our heavenly spouse. Every instant of our lives must be accepted as a favor, with all that it brings of happiness and suffering. But we must accept the cross with more gratitude than anything else. Our crosses detach us from earth and therefore draws us closer to God.
During painful times, when you feel a terrible void, think how God is enlarging the capacity of your soul so that it can receive Him–making it, as it were, infinite as He is infinite.
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Entrust yourself entirely to God. He is a Father, and a most loving Father at that, who would rather let heaven and earth collapse than abandon anyone who trusted in Him.
He does much in the sight of God who does his best, be it ever so little.
We, Christ’s soldiers, have been called by Him to change the face of this earth; to deeply renew society; to revive faith in those who have let it die in their hearts; or to revitalize it in those who, lukewarm, present a halfhearted religion that wearies people and offends God.
Whoever curses a poor man does an injury to Christ, whose noble image he wears, the image of Him who made Himself poor for us in this world.