Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"(2) God uses the just consequences of our sin to aid us in coming close to Him, using our weakness to work for the mercy, using the just consequences of sin, this weakness, to work for the mercy that is so abundant in our sanctification. One has to love good irony in order to be a good Christian. Instead of weakness being so much of a danger to our spiritual lives — which is all that people concentrate on, stupidly, me included — weakness is instead used by our Lord as a teaching tool, teaching us, as we carry this cross of our weakness, that we are so weak that we might as well just give up on placing any trust in ourselves, but instead, put all our trust, all our confidence, in Christ. Humbly accepting that we are weak because of the just consequences of original sin and our own sin goes a long way in getting us to look beyond ourselves and only to Christ..."

- Père Georges David Byers, Chapelain des Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes

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