There are 3 things to ponder today in meditation as I post these writings (below) of Blessed Charles de Foucauld. These are the 3 that remind me of the chaplet of Hannah’s Tears, the Holy Rosary, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. As well as time spent with Jesus before the Blessed Sacrament, we must unite ourselves and our own suffering to Jesus, it is then and only then that we become one with HIM. When we pray with these sacramentals and prayers we must choose to unite ourselves to Him who chose to die for us.
The Heart and Cross
Charles de Foucauld from his writings:
Through the cross we are united to Him, who was nailed on it, our heavenly spouse. Every instant of our lives must be accepted as a favor, with all that it brings of happiness and suffering. But we must accept the cross with more gratitude than anything else. Our crosses detach us from earth and therefore draw us closer to God.
It was not by His divine words, not by His miracles, not by His good works that Jesus saved the world; it was by His cross.
The more we embrace the cross, the more we become one with Jesus.