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Ave Maria Meditations

No moment spent in My presence is without value. Every moment given Me is precious in My sight and becomes fruitful for the whole church. It is not a question of quantity, spending long hours in My presence when the duties of the one’s state in life requires something else. What I ask instead is the moment of pure adoration and of love offered to Me from a simple, childlike heart. Just as a mother takes as much delayed in a single wildflower offered by her child as in a great bouquet of flowers so, too, do I take delight in the moment offered Me out of love.

Begin then by offering Me what you can. You will see that I will move you to add moment to moment, until you are giving Me all the time with adoration and of love that I desire from you. Too many souls are discouraged when they attempt to pray. Do you think, wrongly, that unless they can undertake much, they should undertake nothing. And so they abandon prayer and leave Me alone, leaving Me waiting for their little moment of presence, a consolation to My Heart.

Give Me the little moment of adoration and of love and I will multiply it, making it possible for you to give Me hours of adoration and of love, as they become available in your life, and I will ask them of you. Too many souls try to do too much, and end up doing nothing. It is better to begin by doing what is very little, and by entrusting that little offering to Me, confident that I will receive it and turn it to My glory and to be the glory of My Father.

From In Sinu Jesu

Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

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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