Thursday, March 20, 2014

The greatest mortification . . .

After Lent, there still remains the greatest mortification, the greatest renunciation, that which was prepared by all the others which will prove their sincerity: we must make to God the sacrifice of being happy.  We must give God this joy, this reward: to see us happy.  Tell him that after all that he did and suffered for us, we cannot really live on anything else than the joy of his love, we are so much tied and united to him that, when we think it over, we no longer find anything alive in us but his joy.

L. Evely