Monday, May 23
DEAR JESUS-A SHORT DISCUSSION ON SIN
(I just found this letter to Jesus from 2 years ago)
My Dear Jesus,
Behold Lord, I am Thy little handmaiden, Timidis Autem Agnus (fearful little lamb)
Lord, You always treat me with the same love and graciousness as though I were already made pure. I cannot tell you how greatly I desire to regard others in that same way. Heal my wounded and human heart so that I can see others the way that You see them through Your beautiful and Perfect Loving eyes.
My Lord, You purposefully allow me to be brought into contact with the bad and evil things that You want changed. Perhaps that is the very reason why I am here in this world, where sin and sorrow and suffering and evil abound, so that I may let You teach me how to react to them, so that out of them you can create lovely qualities that live forever. That is the only really satisfactory way of dealing with evil, not simply binding it so that it cannot work harm, but whenever possible, overcoming it with good.
Every circumstance in life, no matter how crooked, distorted, and ugly it appears to be, if it is reacted to in love, forgiveness, and obedience to Your Will, can be transformed into something beautiful.
Even though I may face evil and suffering, I know that You will be there with me. I trust in You and I am humbled that You would work through me in this way. I love You with all of my heart. I pray that I will continue to transform evil into good, with Your guidance and strength, until I take my very last breath and I pray that I will always remain close to You all of the days of my life. I yearn to be Your true delight, my Jesus. I love you