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One Minute Meditation

As to the afflictions of your heart, you can easily see for yourself those for which there is a remedy and those for which there is none. Where a remedy is possible you must try and apply it gently and peace­fully; where there is none, you must bear it as a mor­tification sent by Our Lord to try you and make you all his. 

Be careful not to give way to complaining; make your heart suffer in stillness. If you are seized with any sort of impatience, restore peace and gentleness in your heart the moment you become aware of what is happening. Believe me, my dear daughter, God loves the souls that are tossed about by the waves and tempests of the world, as long as they receive their hardships as coming from his hands, and like valiant warriors, try to keep faithful in the thick of the attack and fighting. 

The chief thing I ask is that in the course of the day you should continually recollect yourself and lift your heart up to God to say a few short words telling him of your faithfulness and love.

+St. Francis de Sales

 

Author Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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  • J from the U.P. says:

    My inmost calm has been shaken. I have done it to myself. I try to restore it but anger has become my constant companion. I want others to feel my pain, I incite dissention at work and it carries over at home. There is no remedy; I am back to square one. Sunday obligation alone will not serve to save. This meditation today hit home at a time when I needed it most. I will try to bear this suffering with grace and fortitude and the obvious need for humility. Dear God, whaterver you see as best for me is all right with me, I put myself into your hands.

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