A beautiful post on true love for God that bears fruit most profoundly, in suffering.
A SUFFERING BORN FROM TRUE LOVE IS NO LONGER SUFFERING.
“The precept of love, far from being a surcharge over and above the other precepts, is, on the contrary the precept which makes all the others sweet and light. What we do through fear, and without love, is always wearisome, hard, laborious, oppressive. What we do through love, through conviction, of our own free will, becomes pleasant, even though it be disagreeable to the senses.
The desire to please God, whom we love, produces in us such a state of mind, that if we suffer, we are glad to suffer; and suffering which we love is no longer suffering.
This love neither troubles, nor disturbs, nor changes anything in the order which God has established. It leaves the great in their greatness, making them humble under the hand of Him Who has made them great. It leaves the humble in…
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