Sunday, November 08, 2009

Patience - November 8

Thoughts on the Patient Endurance of Sorrows and Sufferings


"In what place soever Thou shalt be, Lord my King, either in death or in life, there will Thy servant be."

Which of us will have the courage to say this as we kneel before our King crowned with thorns? Let me look into the heart of my King as He sits there, the sport of wildest rabble. What makes Him suffer willingly in spite of the repugnance of nature? The same recognition of the Father's hand in all that befalls Him, to which His word in the Garden testified:
"The chalice that My Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?"
The faith that sees the Father's hand in every trial, this it is that holds the secret of meekness. To it alone belongs the strength of endurance, the peacefulness of lrust, the crown of thorns today, the crown of glory hereafter.
-Mother Mary Loyola.

The hearts of the saints, life sea-shells, murmur of the passion evermore.
-Father Faber.
Compiled and Edited by Rev. F. X. Lasance
Author of "My Prayerbook," etc.

Benziger Brothers
Printers to the Holy Apostolic See

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