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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Do Not Be Afraid

Do not be afraid of becoming holy.

Do not be afraid of suffering.

At some point, all suffering becomes joy.

God does not use a sledgehammer to purify you.

If you are faithful to stay on the road to perfection. God will see your generous heart.

He will gently lead you to holiness, even if you are suffering.

Humility comes from the recognition of one's failings, sins, tendencies to evil.

God is so patient. But, He does expect one not to be soft on one's self.

You must be hard on yourself, do penance, mortification, fasting.

Then, the doors to renewal open. Be not afraid.

From None today:
Lord God,
  open our hearts to your grace.
Let it go before us and be with us,
  that we may always be intent upon doing your will.
Through Christ our Lord.