love hurts

I’m hurting.

I’ve been hurting for a fairly long time now.

And it’s not just because I’m heartbroken.

It’s not because I’ve been lied to for several years.

It’s not because of the secrets.

And those who kept them.

It’s not because of the betrayal.

And all the many who stay silent.

Or even those who continue to support the matter today.

Most especially it’s not because of the judgement.

It’s because of the love.

The love I have for others.

But mostly, the love I hold for Him.

There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.’ He replied to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”

Luke 10:25-28

I love Him so much!

And I hurt greatly because I know that my hurt fails in comparison to His own.

“If My death on the cross does not convince you of My love, what will convince you?”

— Jesus to St. Faustina

Because, He always knew.

While I had the grace of naivety, He knew straight-way what has been happening.

Jesus wept.

John 11:35

Undoubtedly, there is so much hurt in the world right now.

Pick most any topic; which currently saturates the news cycle, and you can easily apply my words of hurt to the circumstance.

Whatever the hurt or wherever it may come from, I pray to remember:

We were given THIS LIFE because we are STRONG ENOUGH to live it.

For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.

1 Timothy 4:10

The Bible offers many valuable verses on finding strength for hard times and encouraging our faith when we feel despair. Satan’s goal is to make us feel weak, useless and ultimately to destroy us and those we love. Yet, EVERYDAY we can fight these attacks with the truths of Scripture!

Because we have a loving God who aches to teach us!

Command and teach these things.

1 Timothy 4:11

Indeed….

Morals may change.

Churches may change.

Societies may change.

People may change.

Nations may change.

But God’s Word remains the same!

For ever, O Lord, thy Word is firmly fixed int the heavens.

Psalm 119:89

No exceptions.

He said what He said.

(AND)

In that (alone) I find my hope & restore my peace.

hugs n’ blessings to all those who live the Truth.

anchor of my trust

I spent the day with my gal-pal, Saint Faustina Kowalska, yesterday. It was her Feast Day, so I snuck away (alone) for the day to my happy place and immersed myself in the joy of having her in my life.

For those who have been faithful visitors to my blog you know there are posts littered throughout this space about her! (Inner Silence, This is not a Test, All about Helen to name just a few!)

Every time I spend a moment with her – grace spills out mercifully – all over me. Today, as I share a few of my favorite excerpts from her Diary, may it reign down upon you too.

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trust in me

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Just another Wednesday posting

for Saint Maria Faustina KoWalska (what else,)

with a brief reflection on the Divine Mercy of God,

which comes directly to you from a recent reflection by…

The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, one of whose foundresses was Saint Sr. Faustina Kowalska herself!

The word trust in the school of St. Faustina’s spirituality signifies the attitude of man towards God. In the signature of the image, which Jesus ordered her to paint, are the words: Jesus, I trust in You!

Trust is the first response of man to knowing and experiencing the attentive merciful love of God. This word has unusually rich contents because it signifies not only faith in the existence of God, in His omnipotence, in the truths revealed through Him, but it also denotes an all-embracing attitude of man towards God, which expresses the fulfillment of God’s will contained in the commandments, in the duties of our state of life, as well as in the recognised inspirations of the Holy Spirit.

In the writings of Sister Faustina, trust is identical with the biblical conception of faith and so it means entrustment of our own life to God as the best Father who does not desire anything other than man’s temporal and eternal happiness.

God’s will – as Sister Faustina often used to say – is for us mercy itself. It is the fulfillment of God’s will that is a concrete measure of trust towards God. The Lord Jesus said to Sister Faustina, The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive. Souls that trust boundlessly are a great comfort to Me, because I pour all the treasures of My graces into them. I rejoice that they ask for much, because it is my desire to give much, very much. On the other hand, I am sad when souls ask for little, when they narrow their hearts (Diary 1578).

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