November 13, 2003
"Sacramental confession is not a human but a divine dialogue""Sacramental confession is not a human but a divine dialogue. It is a tribunal of divine justice and especially of mercy, with a loving judge who 'has no pleasure in the death of the wicked; I desire that the wicked turn back from his way and live.'" (Christ is Passing By, 78, 5).
September 01, 2002
"The gentle light of his mercy""Seek union with God and buoy yourself up with hope, that sure virtue, because Jesus will illuminate the way for you with the gentle light of his mercy, even in the darkest night." (The Forge, 293).
June 17, 2002
"Go quickly to Confession""If ever you fall, my son, go quickly to Confession and seek spiritual guidance. Show your wound so that it gets properly healed and all possibility of infection is removed, even if doing this hurts you as much as having an operation." (The Forge, 192).
November 18, 2001
"Play the role of the prodigal son every day""If you should stray from him for any reason, react with the humility that will lead you to begin again and again; to play the role of the prodigal son every day, and even repeatedly during the twenty-four hours of the same day; to correct your contrite heart in Confession, which is a real miracle of God’s Love." (Friends of God 214, 5).
November 16, 2000
“God can put up with all our infidelities”Be a little child; the greatest daring is always that of children Who cries for... the moon? Who is blind to dangers in getting what he wants? To such a child add much grace from God, the desire to do his Will, great love for Jesus, all the human knowledge he is capable of acquiring, and you will have a likeness of the apostles of today such as God undoubtedly wants them. (The Way, 857).
October 27, 2000
“Let us try never to lose our supernatural outlook”There is a remedy for those anxieties of yours. Be patient, have rectitude of intention and look at things with a supernatural perspective. (Furrow, 853).
September 24, 2000
“Place everything in God’s hands”As well as having given you abundant and effective grace, the Lord has given you a brain, a pair of hands and intellectual powers so that your talents may yield fruit. God wants to work miracles all the time - to raise the dead, make the deaf hear, restore sight to the blind, enable the lame to walk... - through your sanctified professional work, which you will have turned into a holocaust that is both pleasing to God and useful to souls. (The Forge, 984).
September 10, 2000
“True humility leads us to ask for forgiveness”If ever you fall, my son, go quickly to Confession and seek spiritual guidance. Show your wound so that it gets properly healed and all possibility of infection is removed, even if doing this hurts you as much as having an operation. (The Forge, 192).
September 09, 2000
“Forgiveness comes from God’s mercy”You wrote to tell me that you have at last gone to confession and that you experienced the humiliation of having to open the sewer - that is what you say - of your life to "a man". When will you get rid of that feeling of vain self-esteem? You will then go to confession happy to show yourself as you are to "that man", who, being anointed, is another Christ - Christ himself - and gives you absolution, God's forgiveness. (Furrow, 45).
August 30, 2000
“Are you living in the presence of God?”You lack interior life: that is because you do not consider in your prayer other people's concerns and proselytism; because you do not make an effort to see things clearly, to make definite resolutions and fulfill them; because you do not have a supernatural outlook in your study, in your work, in your conversations, and your dealings with others. Are you living in the presence of God? For that is a consequence and a manifestation of your prayer. (Furrow, 447).
March 11, 2014