Saturday, December 05, 2009

Patience - December 5

Thoughts on the Patient Endurance of Sorrows and Sufferings


Let us keep the crucifix habitually before our eyes, let us often and lovingly kiss it. While gaz­ing upon the image of Jesus crucified, let us be mindful of the words of the Apostle: "He loved me and delivered Himself for me" (Gal. ii. 20); let us give expression to our love for Our Saviour, by exclaiming with St. Francis of Assisi: "My God and my all!"

Let us also say with a contrite and humble heart: "My Jesus, mercy!" Or "Sweetest Jesus, be to me not a judge, but a Saviour!"
Compiled and Edited by Rev. F. X. Lasance
Author of "My Prayerbook," etc.
1937, Benziger Brothers
Printers to the Holy Apostolic See

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