Tuesday, August 11, 2009

God defends the humble soul

"O my Jesus, nothing is better for the soul than humiliations. In contempt is the secret of happiness, when the soul recognizes that, of itself, it is only wretchedness and nothingness, and that whatever it possesses of good is a gift of God. When the soul sees that everything is given it freely and that the only thing it has of itself is its own misery, this is what sustains it in a continual act of humble prostration before the majesty of God. And God, seeing the soul in such a disposition, pursues it with His graces. As the soul continues to immerse itself more deeply into the abyss of its nothingness and need, God uses His omnipotence to exalt it. If there is a truly happy soul upon earth, it can only be a truly humble soul. At first, one's self-love suffers greatly on this account, but after a soul has struggled courageously, God grants it much light by which it sees how wretched and full of deception everything is. God alone is in its heart. A humble soul does not trust itself, but places all its confidence in God. God defends the humble soul and lets Himself into its secrets, and the soul abides in unsurpassable happiness which no one can comprehend."

-- Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul by St Faustina Kowalska

2 comments:

Mary333 said...

I love this book! She is one of my favorite saints and I always ask for her intercession.

John said...

Wow! This is awesome! I love the beginning of the prayer, " "O my Jesus, nothing is better for the soul than humiliations. In contempt is the secret of happiness, when the soul recognizes that, of itself, it is only wretchedness and nothingness, and that whatever it possesses of good is a gift of God." This is so great because when we persecuted, humiliated, and broken, if we pray to Christ we become closer to Him, because we go through things that he went through also!

St. Faustina is such a great saint!

Thanks for this post on this book!:)

God Bless!