“So you’ve been hauled over the coals? Don’t follow the advice of pride and lose your temper. Think: how charitable they are toward me! The things they’ve left unsaid.” (Josemaria Escriva)
January 31, 2002
“Simply by making us wait he increases our desire, which in turn enlarges the capacity of our soul, making it able to receive what is to be given to us.” (St. Augustine)
December 25, 2001
“Never be afraid of God. All He can do is love.” (St. Therese in vision to Marie-Michel Marcel Van)
December 11, 2001
“Jesus chooses for each person the type of suffering which He sees is most suited to sanctify that person, and often the cross which He imposes is the one which, accepting all the others, one would have refused if one had dared. The one He gives is that which one understands the least.” (Charles de Foucauld)
My own heart let me more have pity on; let
Me live to my sad self hereafter kind,
Charitable; not live this tormented mind
With this tormented mind tormenting yet.
I cast for comfort I can no more get
By groping round my comfortless, than blind
Eyes in their dark can day or thirst can find
Thirst’s all-in-all in all a world of wet.
Soul, self; come, poor Jackself, I do advise
You, jaded, let be; call off thoughts awhile
Elsewhere; leave comfort root-room; let joy size
At God knows when to God knows what; whose smile
‘s not wrung, see you; unforeseen times rather—as skies
Betweenpie mountains—lights a lovely mile.