Saturday, April 11, 2015

How rich we are in Him

Dear Daughters of St. Philip Neri,

Remember you never suffer alone but in solidarity with the Lord who has assumed all your trials, sorrows and weariness.  If you unite your sufferings with His, then you come to share in His merits and will be inundated with graces for yourselves and others.  

We are members of Jesus Christ and so united to Him, having such solidarity with Him, that all our sorrows, all our weariness, our heaviness, our trials of body and soul are assumed by Him and unceasingly cry for mercy to the Father. It is His Son, His beloved Son, Whom He sees in us, and His mercy unceasingly inundates us with graces for ourselves and for others. Say from the bottom of your heart: Nos credidimus caritati Dei. I believe in the love of Jesus for me, a love so great that His sufferings and His merits become mine. Oh! how rich we are in Him.

Marmion, Blessed Columba