neglect them. In our spiritual desolation we turn to creatures for comfort and when God withdraws himself from us to prove our affection or to draw us to Him, we perhaps forsake Him.
O hard and foolish hearts ! Ask rather for crosses and trials and labor : they lead, as they well may, to a closer likeness to Mary’s holy heart, to a closer union with that of her Divine Son.
- P. Manfredini
Jesus, sick of heart. His friends asleep, and His enemies vigilant, places Himself entirely in His Father’s hands.