At these times it is expedient for thee to fly to humble and exterior works, and to recreate thyself in good actions; to look for My coming and My heavenly visitation with an assured hope; to bear with patience thy banishment, and the aridity of thy mind, till thou be visited again by Me, and delivered from all anguish. I will make thee forget thy pains, and enjoy internal rest.
- Bk. III, ch. li.
When we are all at ease within our own souls, we must go out from ourselves. God does not oblige us to remain in our own company when it is distasteful; on the contrary, He sometimes lets us feel how unpleasant we are, in order that we may leave ourselves. I know no other way of going out than by paying a visit to Jesus and Mary by doing acts of charity.
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Adapted from Just For Today(©1943 Burns & Oates)
Nihil Obstat: Reginaldus Phillips, S.T.L.,Censor deputatus
Imprimatur: Edwardus Myers, Vic. Cap.