ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing. "
I put my fate into Your hands; I give myself to to You, I confide in You.
Do with me whatever will please You; whatever You do with me, I thank You. I am ready to everything, I accept all.
So long as Your will accomplishes in me, so long as Your will accomplishes in all your creatures, I don't want anything else, my God.
I put my soul into Your hands; I give it to You, my God, with all the love of my heart, because I love You, and that this is a need of love to give myself. I put my fate into Your hands with an infinite confidence, because You are my Father.
Charles of Foucauld
" Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. "
To the day of the judgment one won't ask us what we read, but what we made: nor if we spoke well, but if we lived well.
Imitation of Christ
One won't ask us what we believed, one will ask us what we made.
The one that suffers with the other understands that the other is his brother.
" - Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. "
When you will give to your brother the double of what he asks you without it costing you, you will be able to say that God's reign is near.
" But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. "
Joy, it is already the dawn of the crop that will harvest all hearts faithful to God.
In the ardent cloud where our heart surprised
Will discover suddenly the fertile vision
Of everything that, living, we didn't understand;
When, free at last of the mists of the Earth,
Our eyes, illuminated by the sun of deaths,
Will see rising, beyond of veils of the mystery,
The definitive goal promised for our efforts,
Then we will tell You, oh God who made himself man
And that, by charity, came to cry with us,
That we don't want to be any more those that we are...
And our vain pride will bend knees.
Eternal pilgrim of eternal roads
Who, goes from star to star, gleaning the bruised hearts,
Toward Your divinity that made itself brotherly
Reopen for us the flight of unlearned paths;
Fire us, oh Christ, of the invincible exhilaration,
Of which the impetus, forever, transports Your elected,
And mark us to the forehead of the seal of Your tenderness
So that, having found You, we don't leave You anymore.
" lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. "
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