Abundant cause for gratitude

June 6, 2001
Blue Journal

“And if you have nothing more to thank God for than that He bears with you and spares you and waits for you and is so utterly forbearing about all your unruly ways, which never give Him a chance to achieve all His great designs in you, surely in this alone, you have abundant cause for gratitude.”  (John Tauler)

Close your eyes

December 22, 2000
Blue Journal

“You will seem to yourself at times to have almost lost your faith and yet it remains whole and entire in the fine point of your soul, all gathered up into so sharp and imperceptible a point that it seems no longer to exist.  Close your eyes and remain with Jesus, saying a loving Amen to all He is gazing at in His Father.”  (Bl. Columba Marmion)