Speaking the Truth

We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica

Friday, June 19, 2009

Much Love in Reserve

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

With joy you draw water
at the fountain of salvation... Isaiah 12:3

The devotional for today comes from Living Faith:

Imagine the difference between those who enjoy the brightness of the sun and those who have only the scant light of a lamp. The ones who are in the sunshine have no jealousy of each other. They know there is enough light for everyone... Lamplight is limited and often insufficient. Others envy the one who has it. The best of human things are trifling and beggarly. When one has them, another must be deprived of them. Even human friendships work this way. As friendship grows stronger for one, it is weakened for others. This explains why we are jealous and angry when we have rivals.

The heart of God is filled with inexhaustible love. Because it is infinite, everyone can possess it without lessening another's possession of it. God has enough love for the entire universe without being drained. When everything has been filled to the brim with God's love there remains an infinity of love in reserve.

St. Francis de Sales
Living Love

Daily Readings:
Hosea 11:1, 3-4, 8-9 Isaiah 12:2-6 Ephesians 3:8-12, 14-19 John 19:31-37


Vicki said...

I just found your blog, and let me tell you that I LOVE the quote from Mother Angelica at the top!!! It is so hard to hear truth at times.

Karen said...

Thanks Vicki!! I love that quote too! It is VERY hard to hear the truth and sometimes it's even harder to say it.