Thursday, September 22, 2011

Patiently you wait for me....

They suppressed their consciences; they would not allow their eyes to look to heaven, and did not keep in mind just judgments. Daniel 13:9

How many times have I suppressed my conscience, O Lord;
how many times have I looked the other way?

My pride is strong and I try to deceive myself, but I cannot fool you,
and my transgressions are always before me,
so I look the other way.

Yet, in spite of my sin, you stand before me,
patiently you wait, you wait for me.....

He does not call those who are worthy but those whom He pleases....
St. Therese of Lisieux

 "Dear children! I am with you even if you are not
conscious of it. I want to protect you from everything that Satan
offers you and through which he wants to destroy you. As I bore
Jesus in my womb, so also, dear children, do I wish to bear you
into holiness. God wants to save you and sends you messages
through men, nature, and so many things which can only help you
to understand that you must change the direction of your life.
Therefore, little children, understand also the greatness of the
gift which God is giving you through me, so that I may protect
you with my mantle and lead you to the joy of life. Thank you for
having responded to my call."
BVM, March 25, 1990


Mary N. said...

I hate to think about how many times I've suppressed my conscience too, DG. No wonder Jesus is always asking us to look at Him and not ourselves. He is worthy and He loves us :) Great post!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful and so true. I am always amazed at how easy it is to suppress my conscience and look the other way. Thank God for His patience with me!
God bless.

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

This is wonderful. Thank You Daily Grace.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you yet again for a thought-provoking post.

God bless.

Daily Grace said...

Mary and Karinann, I often feel the same way.

God bless

noreen said...

Daily Grace,

I love the quote by St. Therese of Lisieux because none of us are worthy!

Daily Grace said...

So true Noreen, none of us our worthy...but He loves us all the same!

Anne said...

Thanks for this, I love St. Therese's quote! How blessed we are that He always patiently waits.

Daily Grace said...

Amen to that Anne! I thank the good Lord everyday that He is so patient with me!