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LT 241 - to Sister Martha of Jesus - June 1897 (?)

June 1897 (?)

J.M.J.T.

Dear little Sister, yes, I understood all.... I am begging Jesus to make the sun of His grace shine in your soul. Ah! do not fear to tell Him you love Him, even without feeling it. This is the way to force Jesus to help you, to carry you like a little child too feeble to walk.

It is a great trial to look on the black side, but this does not de­pend on you completely. Do what you can; detach your heart from the worries of this earth, and above all from creatures, and then be sure Jesus will do the rest. He will be unable to allow you to fall into the dreaded mire.... Be consoled, dear little Sister, in heaven you will no longer take a dark view of everything but a very bright view.... Yes, everything will be decked out in the divine brightness of our Spouse, the Lily of the valleys. Together we shall follow Him everywhere He goes. ... Ah! let us profit from the short moment of life.. .together let us please Jesus, let us save souls for Him by our sacrifices.... Above all, let us be little, so little that everybody may trample us underfoot, without our even having the appearance of feeling it and suffering from it....

See you soon, dear little Sister; I take delight in seeing you. ...

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