Day 162: Light Dispels the Darkness – April 30
posted Apr 29, 2016, 9:59 PM by My Catholic Life [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 10:00 PM ]
Light dispels the darkness. Scientifically speaking, we know that light and dark are not opposing forces; rather, dark is the absence of light. And when light enters in, the darkness is no more. So it is with the Mercy of God. Without Mercy, our souls are dark. We fall into doubt, confusion, fear and despair when Mercy is absent. In this case, we are left in utter darkness where the filth of sin can reign. But God desires to bring the light of His Mercy. When this happens, and when we open our souls to this gift, the darkness of doubt, confusion, fear and despair vanish. They cannot remain where the Light of Mercy resides (See Diary #831).
When you look at your soul, what do you see? Is there darkness? Do you see its foul effects? Do you see doubt, confusion, fear or despair? Do you see sin? If so, the Lord desires to dispel the darkness that breeds these burdens and bring forth His merciful Light. Reflect upon the part of your soul that appears to be in most need of His Mercy. Know that He wants to enter that area of your life and waits on you for the permission to do so. He will wait for you to let Him in.
Lord, please come into the darkness of my soul. Bring forth the bright rays of Your Light and dispel all that is not of You. Come refresh me and renew me, Lord. Help me to see and to know Your great love. I desire to live in the Light of Your Mercy, dear Lord. Jesus, I trust in You.
St. Camillus: Saint of the Red Cross I
23rd December 2016
story of St. Camillus I read more
St.Camillus: A Humble Brother II
24th December 2016
Camillus returned to the monastery read more
St.Camillus: The Priest III
25th December 2016
Reassured by the miracle of the Crucifix read more
St.Camillus: Advocate of the Poor IV
26th December 2016
The Red Cross of the Ministers read more
Heart of St.Camillus V
27th December 2016
He lived the last six months read more
Poor & Sick: St.Camillus Thoughts
“The poor and the sick are the heart of God. In serving them, we serve Jesus the Christ.” St. Camillus De Lellis read more
Serving: St.Camillus Thoughts
The sick we are serving will one day cause us to see the face of God. St. Camillus De Lellis read more
Sick are our Lords and Masters. Hospitals are the mystical vineyard of the Lord. St.Camillus de Lellis read more
Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven. St. Camillus de Lellis read more
Commitment: St.Camillus Thoughts
Commitment is doing what you said you would do, after the feeling you said it in has passed. Saint Camillus De Lellis read more
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