When you experience more aridity than usual, occupy yourself in the delight of the infinite joy that God enjoys. He is the object of our love, and the most perfect act of love even the Saints in Heaven can perform is to rejoice in the beatitude of God immeasurably more than in their own.
A brief meditation for Christians from Bishop ✠Richard Challoner for everyday of the year.
Carissimi: Today’s Mass; All Saints
As you ought carefully to abstain from all complacency in the praises that you receive from others, so you must abstain with still greater caution from seeking any office of rank or dignity. “You must,” as St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi says, “avoid with all possible care every exercise that is apt to attract attention, for it is in such exercises that pride delights.”
He who is conformed in everything to the Divine will, enjoys perpetual peace even in this life. Whatsoever shall befall the just man, it shall not make him sad (Prov. xii. 21). At the mere word — the Will of God — St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi used to feel so much delight she would fall into an ecstasy of love.