Thursday, May 23, 2013

And Wish Them Well

"During Holy Mass, I saw Jesus stretched out on the Cross, and He said to me, 'My pupil, have great love for those who cause you suffering.  Do good to those who hate you.'

"I answered, 'O my Master, You see very well that I feel no love for them, and that troubles me.'

"Jesus answered, 'It is not always within your power to control your feelings.  You will recognize that you have love if, after having experienced annoyance and contradiction, you do not lose your peace, but pray for those who have made you suffer and wish them well.'"   

St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul #1628; Marians of the Immaculate Conception

Painting:  The Penitent Magdalene, the Venetian School


  1. Nancy, such beautiful words! Am so glad we don't have to have the feelings all the time! :)

    Blessed are we to have such a great God Who calls us to such heights beyond ourselves...but which, with His Grace, are possible.

    Eeek it's thundering something awful here! xo

    1. Oh indeed, it is good to not have to have the feelings, which fluctuate with everything from how much sleep we had last night to..... well, thunderstorms :)! I do hope your storm has been nourishing to plants, and not at all damaging to anyone or anything.

  2. Just beautiful, Nancy!

    Have a lovely day, friend.:)

  3. This is so helpful Nancy. Thanks for sharing.