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“The peace of Christ in the kingdom of Christ’”

In 01 Daily Meditations on 2011/11/24 at 9:11 AM
“The peace of Christ in the kingdom of Christ’”

Force yourself, if necessary, always to forgive those who offend you, from the very first moment. For the greatest injury or offence that you can suffer from them is as nothing compared with what God has pardoned you. (The Way, 452)

A clear mark of the man of God, of the woman of God, is the peace in their souls: they have peace and they give peace to the people they have dealings with. (The Forge, 649)

Get used to replying to those poor “haters”, when they pelt you with stones, by pelting them with Hail Marys. (The Forge, 650)

Holy Mary is the Queen of peace, and thus the Church invokes her. So when your soul or your family are troubled, or things go wrong at work, in society or between nations, cry out to her without ceasing. Call to her by this title: Queen of peace, pray for us.” Have you at least tried it when you have lost your calm? You will be surprised at its immediate effect.  (Furrow, 874)

“People who are perfect are found only in heaven”

In 01 Daily Meditations on 2011/11/23 at 9:09 AM

You say that he is full of defects. Very well … but, apart from the fact that people who are perfect are found only in Heaven, you too have defects, yet others put up with you and, what is more, appreciate you. That is because they love you with the love of Jesus Christ had for his own, and they had a fair number of shortcomings. Learn from this. (Furrow, 758)

You complain that he shows you no understanding. I am certain he does as much as he can try to understand you. But what about you? When will you make a bit of an effort to understand him? (Furrow, 759)

All right, I agree. That person has behaved badly; his behavior has been reprehensible and unworthy; he shows no merit at all. Humanly speaking he deserves to be utterly despised, you added. I understand what you mean, I can assure you, but I do not share this concluding view of yours. That life which seems so mean is sacred. Christ has died to save it. If He did not despise it, how can you dare to? (Furrow, 760)

It is true that life, which by its nature is already rather narrow and uncertain, sometimes becomes difficult. But that will help you to become more supernatural and to see the hand of God. Then you will be more human and understanding with those around you. (Furrow, 762)