Monday, August 26, 2013

As Raindrops to the Ocean

'Our merits compared with Our Lord's 
are what raindrops are to the ocean, only infinitely less.
And yet, as there is a way of making
the raindrops share in the immensity of the ocean,
 so there is a way of communicating to our actions the infinity, 
so to speak, of the actions of Jesus Christ. 
The raindrops, as they hover over the ocean for an instant
are only tiny specks.  But the moment they fall into the ocean 
they commingle with it and become the ocean. 
So with our tiny actions - looked at in themselves 
they are only a tiny particle, a mote, 
but let us plunge them moment after moment
into the ocean of the Merits of our Divine Lord,
thus steeping them in the Infinite.'

(from Sheltering the Divine Outcast, compiled by A Religious, The Peter Reilly Co, Philadelphia, 1952, p. 147)

Painting:  Sunset at Sea, Thomas Moran


  1. This is so beautiful. Thank you, Nancy.

  2. Ahhh Yes!!Love the painting and passage. Our motes into the ocean of our Lord and the infinite... Thank you for sharing...