Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
- Deuteronomy 7:3
But this is how you must deal with them: Tear down their altars, smash their sacred pillars, chop down their sacred poles, and destroy their idols by fire.
.....I cannot tell you what I felt, it was like annihilation, I felt deserted
and then I am so far, so far..... I could weep as I write this letter, my heart
is so full. Still, God cannot give me trials beyond my strength. He gave me
courage to sustain this one. Oh! It is a very great trial, but I am the child
Jesus' little ball; if He likes to break His toy, He is free to; yes, I do indeed
want what He wants.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Divine Mercy Minutes - St Faustina -
Wednesday, May 16
I Drown In Him
Only love can understand this meeting of two spirits, namely, God-who-is-Spirit and the soul-who-is-creature. The more I know Him, the more completely with all the strength of my being I drown in Him (Diary, 729).
There is but one thing that is of infinite value in His eyes, and that is love of God; love, love and once again, love; and nothing can compare with a single act of pure love of God. Oh, with what inconceivable favors God gifts a soul that loves Him sincerely! (Diary, 778).