And according to his riches in glory, my God will meet all your
needs through Christ Jesus
-Paul. (Phil 4:19)
Do not think you are alone in the purifying struggle, for the Lord will meet
all our needs.
Lookup to the Almighty, but from time to time look behind you.
If you are in a position to serve, then do so and then press on.
Remember your brothers and sisters who live in indigence, without any
Think about the mothers and fathers who must listen to their children crying
with no means of drying their tears.
Observe the sick whose circumstances have taken them from their homes.
Stop for a moment and give a friendly look to a homeless child.
Contemplate the anguish of those who are mentally unbalanced, confused in
the eclipse of reason.
Think of the physically disabled, shackled to dolorous immobility.
Think about the maternal hearts tormented by the disharmony and lack of
bread in their home.
From time to time, stop your hurried pace in order to help the blind who
walk in darkness.
Then, you might find that your own suffering vanishes before your very
If you have arms to help and a mind capable of reflecting on the good of
your fellow beings, then you are truly better than a king who may possess a world of
gold but is afraid to help another person.
When you manage to overcome your afflictions in order to create joy for
others, then other people's happiness will seek you out wherever you may be to bring you
happiness of your own.
May infirmity and sadness never impede your journey.
It is better for death to take us while we are hard at work than for vs to
wait for it in an easy chair.
My brothers and sisters, light a new flame of encouragement in your soul,
and press on... Be an angel of fraternity to those who follow you dominated by
affliction, ignorance, and suffering. When you plant the joy of living in the hearts
around you, then very soon the flowers and fruit of your sowing will enrich your