Friday, April 3, 2015

Let love be enough

Dear Daughters of St. Philip Neri,

Strive with all your heart to let Love be enough for you.  Let it be put beside all things and be the one sole judge of their meaning and value.  If you let the memory and vision of Him color your vision of all things, then you will be able to endure every annoyance and difficulty, all rejection and lack of kindness, with utmost patience.

Do all things solely for love of our Lord and, for love of Him, accept all that He permits ; give yourself up to love without looking either to the right or the left. Accept , without troubling yourself about them, the annoyances and difficulties through which you are passing at present; what you have to do by obedience, do as well as ever you can, but without being anxious whether others are pleased with you or blame you, whether they love you or don’t love you. It ought to be enough for you to be loved by our Lord. Have but one thing in view, namely, to love our Lord and to please Him in everything. God will draw near to you, He will abide in you, you will live in the fellowship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And say often to God, “My God, You indeed merit that I love You solely and that I seek but You.”

Marmion, Blessed Columba