Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trials are a gold mine to be exploited

"Oh! How it costs to give Jesus what He asks!... What joy that it costs... What an unspeakable joy to carry our Crosses feebly...

...far from complaining to Jesus about that Cross He is sending us, I cannot understand the infinite love that has drawn Him to treat us in this way... (...) What a joy to be humbled; it is the only thing that makes saints!... Can we doubt now the will of Jesus concerning our souls?... Life is only a dream, and soon we shall wake up, and what joy... the greater our sufferings are the more infinite will be our glory... Oh, let us not lose the trial that Jesus is sending us, it is a gold mine to be exploited. Are we going to miss the chance?... The grain of sand wants to get to work, without joy, without courage, without strength, and it is all these titles which will facilitate the enterprise for it; it wants to work through love.

The Martyrdom is beginning. Let us enter the arena together..."

-- Letters of St Thérèse of Lisieux

1 comment:

Telesia said...

Dear Sister,

This is once again a profoundly beautiful post...thank you. Who could not love Saint Therese?

God bless you.