I've been reading The Diary of St. Faustina for the last few years. Last week at Adoration this popped up at me and I wanted to share. I felt drawn to read it over and over again.
(774) + O my Jesus, I understand well that, just as illness is measured with a thermometer, and a high fever tells us of the seriousness of the illness, so also, in the spiritual life, suffering is the thermometer which measures the love of God in a soul.
This one does something to me. It makes me see the reality of suffering. The reality that I don't want to suffer but I do. I want to suffer on my terms. Ugh. I suppose that's the purpose of The Diary..teaching us to Trust God. Trust in His Mercy. Maybe this is why it's taking me years to read this book.