Thought for the Day – 26 April – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
The Only Remedy for All Our Ills
“We should not stop short at doing the will of God with resignation but should aim at doing it from the motive of love.
We should perform all our most ordinary actions and accept physical and moral suffering, purely for the love of God.
Then we shall have peace, both in joy and in sorrow and we shall be happy.
Only the Saints fully understood this great principle of doing and enduring everything for the love of God alone.
They made it their basic rule of life.
If Jesus granted them consolation and favours, they thanked Him.
If He sent them severe suffering and spiritual desolation, they were equally grateful.
“To me to live, is Christ” (Phil 1:21) said St Paul.
Jesus Christ must reign supreme in my will and in my heart and in all my actions.
Then sorrow and suffering will be all the same to me and I shall possess the peace and happiness of the Saints.”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci