Monday, April 7, 2014

Pleasing to the Beloved

You must not pay too much attention to the fluctuations which are ever passing over the surface of your soul.  Like the sea, it is constantly ruffled, but in its depths it is all God's.  Ask the Holy Ghost to give you an abundance of His gift of Fortitude.  Nothing so honors God as to lean on Him in full confidence, just when we feel weak and incapable, "When I am weak, it is then that I am strong . . . I glory in my infirmities that His strength dwell in me."  May you be filled with Christ's strength.  The spouse is never so pleasing to her beloved as when she bears all her weight on the strong arm of her beloved.

Dom Columba Marmion

Union with God: Letters of Spiritual Direction