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To Praise God and Love the Cross

252 Make this firm and determined resolution: to recall, when you receive honors and praise, everything that brings you shame and embarrassment.

The shame and embarrassment are yours; the praise and the glory are God’s.

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658 If things go well, let’s rejoice, blessing God, who makes them prosper. And if they go wrong? Let’s rejoice, blessing God, who allows us to share in the sweetness of his cross.

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873 Paradoxes of a little soul. When Jesus sends you what the world calls good luck, feel sorrow in your heart at the thought of his goodness and of your wickedness. When Jesus sends you what people consider bad luck, rejoice in you heart, for he always gives you what is best. This is the beautiful moment to love the cross.

—from The Way by Saint Josemaria Escriva

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One comment on “To Praise God and Love the Cross

  1. Such good things to meditate on. The first two especially speak volumes to my heart.

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