29.06.2020

John 17: 21 -26

24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

The Lord does not displease you once you complain, do not be afraid to tell Him that you are afraid. (Compare: Ps 9:22) You know very well that I love you and that I don’t ask for anything other than your love, save me, don’t leave me.
If desolation continues and you are very afraid, unite your voice with the voice of Jesus when he passed out on the cross. Plead for divine pity and say, “My God, my God, why did you leave me?”

But take advantage of this test: First of all, to humiliate yourself even more by telling yourself again and again that you have no consolation if you have offended God; then, in order to strengthen your trust, remind yourself that God, whatever he does and permits, has only your well-being in mind, so that “everything is good for your soul”. (See Romans 8, 28). The more anger and helplessness haunt you, the more fearless you have to prepare yourself with great courage and exclaim: “The Lord is my light and my salvation: Who should I fear? Yes, Lord, it is you who will save me. I trust in you, I have put my hope in you, I should not be put to shame forever.
So remain steadfast in peace, and be sure that no one who has put his hope in the Lord will be lost.