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love Is equally precious to Me.
Your words, Lord, are a mystery to me
And I still cannot keep from thinking
That it is better to work than to pray
Because I feel my love that wants to spend itself.


Work is necessary indeed
And I have come to sanctify it
But one must always accompany it
With fervent prayer.


I know well, Lord, that remaining inactive
I could not have any beauty in Your eyes
And in order to serve You, I am always active;
 I would like to offer You delicious meals.

23 JESUS, looking at Saint Martha with tenderness.

Oh Martha! your soul is very pure
And your heart loves to give.
But do you know the food
That My love would like to find?....

24 SAINT MARTHA, lowering herself to her knees.

I finally understand it, Jesus, supreme beauty


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