I was reading in St. Faustina’s Diary last night and was struck by this passage:
O inexhaustible treasure of purity of intention which makes all our actions perfect and so pleasing to God! O Jesus, You know how weak I am; be then ever with me; guide my actions and my whole being, You who are my very best Teacher! Truly, Jesus, I become frightened when I look at my own misery, but at the same time I am reassured by Your unfathomable mercy, which exceeds my misery by the measure of all eternity. This disposition of soul clothes me in Your power. O joy that flows from the knowledge of one’s self! O unchanging Truth, Your constancy is everlasting! — St. Faustina, Pp. 66
I have been asking Jesus to help me transform my heart into something which more closely resembles His. I am aware of and saddened by my failings, but I truly believe Him when praying the Centurion’s prayer during Mass — if He but say the words, my soul shall be healed.
I am weak in so many ways and am working on my self-discipline. I got a planner (I know, totally old school!) and wrote this passage in it for me to reflect upon during the month of October:
We seldom succeed in overcoming as much as a single fault, and we are not wholly on fire with the desire to make daily spiritual progress. The result is that we remain negligent and tepid.
Lord Jesus, please help me to be on fire for You and ever cognizant of Your love and mercy. Amen!