What steals Christ’s Heart

December 8, 2000

Our Lord once said to St. Gertrude: “The firm confidence a person has in Me, believing that I truly can help him at all times and desire to do so, steals My Heart and does such violence to Me, that I cannot but favor such a soul because of the great pleasure I experience in seeing it so dependent upon Me and in order to satisfy the great love I have for it.”

The soul of the wounded

November 29, 2000

“‘The soul of the wounded calleth for help, and God does not regard it as foolish.’  Whatever the wounding be, however trivial it may appear, so that the soul would be ashamed to tell its inward distress, from whatever side the wind of unstableness blows, the soul of the wounded may call for help, and God will not regard it as foolish.”  (Amy Carmichael)

When that moment comes

November 29, 2000

“Have we not often been like George Tankervil?  We have imagined what was coming, and perhaps tested our constancy by some fire of our own kindling, and faith and courage have suddenly collapsed.  For grace to endure and to conquer is never given till the moment of need, but when that moment comes? O Savior, who dost not forget Thy Calvary, hast Thou ever failed the soul that trusted Thee?  Never, never.  By the merits of Thy Blood all is well, all shall be well.”  (Amy Carmichael)