Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Olive Wyon, in her book Consider Him, quotes a story from the letters St. Francis of Sales. St. Francis has ntoiced a custom of the country districts in which he lived. He had often noticed a farm servant going across a framyard to draw water at the well; he also noticed that, before she lifted the brimming pail, the girl always put a piece of wood into it. One day he went out to the girl and asked her, "Why do you do that? " She looked surprised and answered, as if it were a matter of course, "Why? to keep the water from keep it steady!" Writing to a friend later on, the bishop told this story and added: So when your heart is distressed and agitated, put the Cross into its centre to keep it steady!" In every time of storm and stress, the presence of Jesus and the love which flows from the Cross bring peace and serenity and calm.

As we walk the road to Calvary, with Jesus, during this Lenten season. Remember Jesus already walked this road before you. He carried all of your burdens, sorrows, sins, and pain. Let His peace, the peace that surpasses all human understanding fill your heart on mind today and always.

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