03 January 2012

A Good New Year's Resolution

"I think of this new year as a white page given to me by Your Father, on which He will write, day by day, whatever His divine good pleasure has planned.  I shall now write at the top of the page, with complete confidence: Domine, fac de me sicut vis, Lord, do with me what You will, and at the bottom I already write my Amen to all the proposals of Your divine will.  Yes, Lord, yes to all the joys, the sorrows, the graces, the hardships prepared for me, which You will reveal to me day by day.  Grant that my Amen may be the Paschal Amen, always followed by the Alleluia, uttered wholeheartedly, in the joy of a complete gift.  Give me Your love and Your grace, and I shall be rich enough."

--Sr. Carmela of the Holy Spirit, O.C.D., as quoted in Divine Intimacy, by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.

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