Thought of the day
Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday of the Eighteenth week in Ordinary Time

"He broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds"

       The simplicity of our life of contemplation makes us see the face of God in everything, everyone and everywhere, all the time. His hand in all that happens makes us do all that we do – whether we think, study, work, speak, eat, or take our rest – in Jesus, with Jesus, for Jesus and to Jesus, under the loving gaze of the Father, being totally available to Him in any form He may come to us. 

       I am deeply impressed by the fact that before explaining the Word of God, before presenting to the crowds the eight beatitudes, Jesus had compassion on them and gave them food. Only then did He begin to teach them. 

       Love Jesus generously. Love him trustfully, without looking back and without fear. Give yourself fully to Jesus, He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your weakness. Believe in Him, trust in Him with a blind and absolute confidence because He is Jesus. Believe that Jesus and Jesus alone is life, and sanctity is nothing else but that same Jesus intimately living in you; then His hand will be free with you.