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Gracious Love

shepherdess-refuge-art-blog.jpgWhen a storm is over, the weathers’s fine; we see this all the time. So anger and reconciling make Love enduring.

When Love tests people
in order to help them grow in spirit,
they will go through storms of pain,
followed by reconciliation
and calm weather.

You can always tell when someone is spiritually weathered
because this person boldly shouts,

“Love, I am all yours!
Only you can make me happy!
Gracious Love, be mine!”
~Hadewijch, Poems in Stanzas~

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Let us Serve Jesus with Pure Love this Year

“Life, and especially our spiritual life, often drags on heavily…It is weary work to be always fighting with our evil passions, and disheartening work to make so little way.  Temptations tease us, and scruples worry us; and to be dead, buried, and safe in purgatory, seems the limit to our peevish ambition. And why is this? Because we do not serve Jesus for love. If we did, it would be with us as it was with Jacob. Years would seem but days, for the greatness of our love. Now let us see if it is, after all so impossible for us to serve our dear Lord out of Love.”  ~ Father Faber~shutterstock_214232797