Our Morning Offering 18 June – Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time, Year B
Excerpt from Jesus, My Friend
By St Claude de la Colombiere (1641-1682)
You are my true Friend,
my only Friend.
You take a part in all my misfortunes;
You take them on Yourself;
You know how to change them into blessings.
You listen to me with the greatest kindness
when I relate my troubles to You,
and You have always balm to pour on my wounds.
I find You at all times;
I find You everywhere;
You never go away;
if I have to change my dwelling,
I find You wherever I go.
You are never weary of listening to me;
You are never tired of doing me good.
Grant that I may die praising You,
that I may die loving You,
that I may die for the love of You.