Friday, October 5, 2012

My Food in Exile

"My heart, longing for God, feels the whole misery of exile.  I keep going forward bravely - though my feet become wounded - to my homeland and, on the way, I nourish myself on the will of God.  It is my food.  Help me, happy inhabitants of the heavenly homeland, so that your sister may not falter on the way.  Although the desert is fearful, I walk with lifted head and eyes fixed on the sun, that is to say, on the merciful heart of Jesus."  (St. Faustina, Diary #886)

Caspar David Friedrich painting public domain