Manifestation and Expression of the Virtue of Hope
From her early childhood, the Servant of God turned to God to bring before Him her request for a life of perfection. When she saw a Sister pass, she expressed this wish as a prayer: “Good God, grant me the grace to serve You one day like this sister”.
Still very young, she says again and again to God: “I want to love You […]. Won’t You grant me the grace to love You, good God?”
Conscious of her weakness before God, she confesses her unworthiness turning to God: “Who am I, oh good God, that You have the goodness to visit me and remain with me?”
But she was so touched, so penetrated, by the goodness and mercy of the Savior of the world, that she firmly hoped that through His grace He would complete what was deficient in the inclination of her heart. Continue reading