Monday, May 12, 2014

Before We Head to Battle

May the joy of Christ fill your heart! Happy Mercy Monday!

Life is such a battle at times. I mean, just take a look at what's happening with Harvard. Yet still, amid all battles, struggles, and anxiety (especially as our society continually plummets downhill), we are called to have peace, hope, and trust in God! Before we set out to battle each day (because spiritual warfare is a daily occurrence), let us place ourselves in the arms of God!

From St. Faustina's Diary:

"My Jesus, despite Your graces, I see and feel all my misery. I begin my day with battle and end it with battle. As soon as I conquer one obstacle, ten more appear to take its place. But I am not worried, because I know that this is the time of struggle, not peace. When the burden of the battle becomes too much for me, I throw myself like a child into the arms of the heavenly Father and trust I will not perish. O my Jesus, how prone I am to evil, and this forces me to be constantly vigilant. But I do not lose heart. I trust God's grace, which abounds in the worst misery.

In the midst of the worst difficulties and adversities, I do not lose inner peace or exterior balance, and this discourages my adversaries. Patience in adversity gives power to the soul."

St. Joan of Arc was not afraid to fight
whatever battle God set before her!
St. Joan of Arc, ora pro nobis! 
(Notebook II, Sections 606-607)

The battle against evil awaits us each day; let us arm ourselves with God's grace, love, and truth, and set forth to change the world!