Seek

“He who seeks not the Cross of Christ seeks not the glory of Christ.”
St. John of the Cross

“Oh, how painful it is to Me that souls so seldom unite themselves
to Me in Holy Communion. I wait for souls, and they are indifferent toward Me.
I love them tenderly and sincerely, and they distrust Me.
I want to lavish My graces on them, and they do not want to accept them.
They treat Me as a dead object, whereas My Heart is full of love and mercy.
In order that you may know at least some of My pain,
imagine the most tender of mothers who has great love for her children,
while those children spurn her love.
Consider her pain.
No one is in a position to console her.
This is but a pale image and likeness of My love.”

Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska, 1447
An Except From
Diary of St. Faustina

4 comments on “Seek

  1. “I love them tenderly and sincerely, and they distrust Me.” The whole thing is good, but that is just awesome. We often do not empathize with God and are unwilling to consider things from His perspective. 🙂

    • isn’t that so right?!–we never seem to think God might just have feelings like us—
      He is certainly most patient,–that’s for sure!!!!
      Of which is a real blessing for most of us!

  2. Citizen Tom says:

    Strange to see it that way. One of the reasons Christ Jesus is so difficult to accept is that in our own pride we cannot accept the fact that God, who is so obviously our superior, would humble Himself in a way we would not.

    • It’s an arrogance we have that God does not— warping our own prideful brains around the notion that a being so great
      would be willing to be so small and seemingly insignificant, seems to elude our hubris…

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