Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1, 2009

rich in the grace of God

“We must be willing to accept
the bitter truth that, in the end,
we may have to become a burden
to those who love us.
But it is necessary that we face this also.
The full acceptance of our abjection and uselessness
is the virtue that can make us and others
rich in the grace of God.
It takes heroic charity and humility
to let others sustain us
when we are absolutely incapable of sustaining ourselves.
We cannot suffer well unless we see Christ everywhere,
both in suffering and in the charity
of those who come to the aid of our affliction.”
- Thomas Merton
(No Man is an Island)

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