God has given us days and nights so that we may order our lives. Each day echoes its secret to the next, each night passes on to the next its revelation of knowledge. As we leave behind the previous day, each new day reminds us that we must continue the work which night interrupted, and carry on with our projects and hopes.
For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Jesus’ question forces us to take a radical look at the broad horizon of our life to which only God gives ultimate meaning.
Our intention is right when Christ is the end and motive of all our actions. Purity of intention is no more than presence of God: God our Lord is present in all our intentions. How free our heart will be of every earthly obstacle,
These five words of his are inexhaustible in their significance. His faith springs not so much from the evidence of seeing Jesus as from an immense sorrow. It isn’t so much the proof, as his love, that leads him to adoration and to renewing his apostolate.
Few other truths, perhaps, are insisted on as repeatedly as this particular truth: God is infinitely merciful; He has infinite compassion on men, particularly on those who have to bear the greatest of all misfortunes – sin.