A BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO THE CHURCH MILITANT
SUFFERINGS BRING US MERITS
“My children, my Divine Son prefers pains and sufferings to all other good works and to all charitable works that you can do. All sufferings have been His spouses.
“—Oh! Dear Mother, the Saviour was all powerful. We are nothing more than poor human hearts, so fragile and so light!
“It is true, my children, that you have of yourselves fragility and that my Son is God. But know that, living on earth and because you have original sin, your pains are infinitely larger in the eyes of God.
“Good Mother, we need to have the courage of the Good Lord to endure all these pains. I hope that He will forgive us – we are nothing more than feeble creatures – but don’t our complaints cause Him to suffer?
“No, my children. My dear Son has said: ‘Ask and you shall receive.’ ”
(3 December 1877)
[Source: Le ciel en colloque avec Marie-Julie Jahenny, in translation, p. 190].