Sunday, January 26, 2014

"Who Shall Separate Us from the Love of Christ?" by Dom Mark Kirby

What matters above all else is that you come to Me,
that you abide close to Me,
and that you have confidence in My merciful love for you.
There is nothing that can separate you from My love:
not your sins, nor your fears, nor your weaknesses,
nor your vain imaginings.
I am here for you:
to welcome you, to embrace you,
and to hold you quietly, in peace, against My Heart.
Let this be enough for you.
Do nor worry over how, or when, or in what form
I will speak to you.

Abandon yourself to My love,
and trust that I will never abandon you,
nor let you fall victim to the deceits of the Enemy.
Humility is the armour that frustrates and confounds the enemy.
Remain humble and trusting in My presence,
and the Enemy will have no way to poison your mind or your heart.
Take heart!
Trust in My love for you.
I will not abandon you.
I will never forsake you because you are Mine
and I have set My Heart upon you.
Do you think that I am fickle and unfaithful?
I am unchanging and nothing can change My will,for My will is the expression of My love,
and my love is everlasting.
There is no detail of your life that is unknown to Me,
and I see your life in the light of My Providence.
It is I who lead you, correct you, and keep you in the path
that I have prepared for you.
Be humble and trust in Me, and I will guard you.
I will provide for you.
I will show you the light that you need
to take the next step in obedience,
and in trust, and in abandonment to My Heart.

From In Sinu Iesu, The Journal of a Priest

Dom Mark Kirby at Vultus Christi