Dear Brothers and Sisters,
What a beautiful testimony to God’s work in a soul! What faith, hope and above all love St. Faustina shares in her “Diary”:
- Although outwardly I meet with many sufferings and various adversities, this does not, however lessen my interior life for a moment nor disturb my inner silence…
How often do our “little” hurts distub our prayer? How often do we stop praying or interrupt any recollection we may be having when some person or some thing occurs which distubs us? St. Faustina, however, by God’s Grace, continues to write in this entry:
…I do not fear at all being abandoned by creatures because even if all abandoned me I would not be alone, for the Lord is with me…
Ah, there is the faith that we need: to persevere in any trial, we cling to the Truth that Jesus promised He would not leave or forsake us. Firm in her faith in God’s Love for her, St. Faustina continues to hope and to love Him:
…And even if the Lord were to hide, love will know where to find Him. For love knows no gates or guards; even the keen-eyed Cherub himself, with his flaming sword, will not stop love; it will work its way through wilderness and scorching heat, through storm, thunder and darkness, and will reach the source from which it came, and there it will endure forever. All things will come to an end; but love, never.
Yes, God has given us in Baptism the wonderous theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity, these three but the greatest is Charity. Let us make love our aim as it was for St. Faustina and all the saints.