Friday, January 2, 2015

let your poverty be a feast for Jesus

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. . . let your sense of your poverty be a feast for Jesus.  As you say, you can only see the ugliness because He is gleaming on you.  How we hate to see it - and yet how can we be translucified in Him if we don't know we are dark?  He comes running with the bounding joy of a Lover when we turn away from ourselves and hold out suffering hearts to Him.  I would only be anxious about you if you saw yourself pure and lovely - let Him see what there is of that and let yourself be humbly glad you see the murk that calls out to be cleansed . . .
 
Sr. Wendy Beckett