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Saturday, September 18, 2010

To Share..

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.


Mike in CT said...

I, too, like suffering on my own terms. But thanks for confirming something for me.

God bless!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I have come to see suffering as a gift -- that God trusts us with the difficulties of life.

Our Family said...

Thanks for sharing that.


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