Thought for the Day – 24 September – Depending Always on Jesus

Thought for the Day – 24 September – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Depending Always on Jesus

Virtue is difficult and life holds more trials than consolations.
Sometimes, we feel discouraged because virtue seems impossible and we fall so often, in spite of our best resolutions or because, our cross seems too heavy and we feel that we are overburdened.

Where will we find comfort in our sufferings and strength in our weakness?
“Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28).
Go to Jesus and depend always on Him.

Difficulties will be overcome, the cross will grow lighter, the pain will be less severe, if we rely always on Jesus.
Isaias, the Prophet, placed these words on the lips of God: “I have made you and I will bear-I will carry and I will save” (Is 46:3).
At that time, Jesus had not yet come; He was not yet present among us with His doctrine, with His consoling spirt and with His Divine Eucharist.
Now things are different; we have Emmanuel, God with us!
Why, therefore, do we not allow ourselves to be carried by Him?
It is necessary for us to allow ourselves to be “Carried by the grace of God,” (Bk II, Ch 9) as The Imitation of Christ puts it.

If God is with us, who or what can prevail against us?

We must, as St Francis de Sales writes, lean on the arm of Jesus, as the child leans securely on the arm of it’s mother.
“It matters little,” he adds, “where she walks, on a grassy plain or on a steep path surrounded by precipices.”
She, is his mother and she carries him; that is enough to make him happy and content.
We must trust Jesus in this way, relying always on His support in joy and in sorrow, in moments of trial and in moments of satisfaction, in life and in death.
Let us not be afraid; Jesus is better and stronger than our earthly mother.
If He guides and supports us, we can be sure of Heaven, no matter what happens!”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci



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10 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – 24 September – Depending Always on Jesus

  1. Very timely words for us today on the our country today. Soon we will have an election here that may determine the future of our country, our church, our freedom. We have an anti-church Catholic and with his running mate, both candidates with Marxist views and they have a good chance of winning. My constant prayer ‘Jesus Help!’

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    1. Amen. Interesting that what we see over here – all the views show huge favour to Trump and zero to Biden – who to me is a like a “dead man walking” – personally, just hearing him it seems impossible that he could gain the majority!


      1. Truthfully he’s not the brightest star in the sky. When he ran for the Vice president he didn’t even know what the job description was. He sure did look foolish on the debate. Of course, the mainstream media didn’t mention it. If he does win it will be someone who is who will be pulling his strings from the White House.

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      2. The strings are and have been pulled for 100s of years – no-one ‘gets in’ on his merit – it is pre-decided – your vote means nothing Hughie.
        And this applies NOT just to your country but all countries – the reign of the beast!


      3. But vote I will as I always have and always will. I view voting as an obligation not to be shirked. I have read in novel form of a group of rich prominent citizens who decide who will run the country. As we know truth is, sometimes, stranger than fiction.

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      1. No it’s the Election there wasn’t much of a Convention this year, but there was and the selections were made official. So the election on the 2nd Tuesday in November will decide our fate.


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