Thought for the Day – 30 May
Like Jesus’ life, Joan of Arc’s life seemed to end in failure. But like Jesus, to love God means to always obey His will. She said with total confidence and abandonment: “I entrust myself to my Creator God, I love Him with my whole heart”. One of the best known texts of the first trial has to do with this: “Asked if she knew that she was in God’s grace, she replied: ‘If I am not, may it please God to put me in it; if I am, may it please God to keep me there’” It is this fidelity we should seek – this mission which Joan seemed to know would destroy her, still for her it was to carry out God’s work, regardless of the effects on her life. May we too seek this total fidelity and self-giving to God for this life of ours, it is not ours but has been given to us by grace of His love.
St Joan of Arc, pray for us!