31 July 2009

The Forge

Ora et Labora, this one's for you.

God bless the dear bloggy friend who recently introduced me to St. Josemaria Escriva. I never knew a little book called The Forge would be so powerful.

Just one little gem for today that has been very meaningful to me lately. I feel stuck in the middle of a very dry and inspiration-less season, and it has thrown me for a loop. I read these words last night and I clung to them:

"Seek God in the depths of your pure, clean heart; in the depths of your soul when you are faithful to him. And never lose that intimacy.
And if ever you do not know how to speak to him or what to say, or you do not dare to look for Jesus inside yourself, turn to Mary, tota pulchra, all pure and wonderful, and tell her: Our Lady and Mother, the Lord wanted you yourself to look after God and tend him with your own hands. Teach me, teach us, how to treat your Son."

Indeed... Mother, teach me how to talk to Jesus, how to listen to Him, how to love Him. Pray for me, most Holy Mother.

God bless your day!


~ Judy ~ said...

Consider yourself blessed Jennifer!
I believe that God allows the DRYNESS of soul...to those whom He wishes to draw especially near to Himself...thus, He allows a soul to be emptied...feeling NOTHING...so that all SELF is gone...in order that He might FILL IT with ALL that is HIM:) You are in my prayers.

Sarah - Kala said...

I'm just an instrument in His hands, darling. I'm glad you are being blessed by this St. I have a hunch that Our Mother is going to surprise you . . . she does not sit idle when her children need her!

In Christ through Mary,


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