FORTITUDE, THE GIFT TO OVERCOME DIFFICULT MOMENTS
FROM THE LETTERS OF THE SERVANT OF GOD LUISA PICCARRETA
Letter # 80
“…what I recommend is that you never lose peace, and that do not think of your miseries and weaknesses. The more you think about them, the more you will feel them, and you will really make Jesus cry. On the other hand, by not thinking of them, dear Jesus will cover them with His Love, and the Light of His Will will change them into fortitude and divine riches. Oh, how I wish you would occupy yourself with nothing but living from the Divine Will, to let sweet Jesus live always together with you. Never lose sight of Him, my daughter; never leave Him alone in your heart. May everything you do serve to court and love Jesus. He looks at everything you do, whether they are things directed to love Him and keep Him company within your heart. Oh, how embittered He remains when your external acts do not echo in your interior, bringing Him your kisses, your love, your longed for company… If you want to be a saint, live always with Jesus. He takes on the commitment to make of you His faithful copy, to the extent of being able to say: “Jesus has made of me another Jesus.” These are His aims. My daughter, make Him content.