Part of growing, maturing and developing requires we have the humility to listen to others and make appropriate changes in our lives. See what Mother Clelia has to teach us about correction and change:
“Already aware of my own weakness, I can’t rely on myself…knowing my own fragility, I place all my confidence in God.” -Ven. Clelia Merloni
“Whoever wishes to be saved has only to take refuge in the Arc of the Heart of Jesus…The road that leads most quickly to heaven is hope in the merits of Jesus and fidelity to grace.” Mother Clelia, (WTR 526) from the Diary p. 208
“If you call upon Jesus with faith and trust, I assure you…he will hear your prayer.” -Ven. Clelia Merloni
“…when the storm rages, take refuge in the cell of His Heart, console yourself with the hope that the promises of Jesus will bring every pious soul to flourish perpetually.” -Book 8
Clelian Clip #9: There’s no doubt the world is full of tragedy right now…Mother Clelia reminds us we need HOPE!
“It would be better to be annihilated from this moment on than to lose, for a single instant, the hope of being loved by Him who is infinite goodness.”
-Mother Clelia, Bk 7 ch 4
Here’s my 8th video in the Clelian Clip series. This week reflecting on the need to smile and listen in relation to charity.
Practice charity with a sweet and serene look, with an affable air, with sweet and cordial words. Use an indulgent charity, always taking all that is said in a good way and interpreting it favorably, excusing others even at your own expense as far as prudence permits.
Book 7, Chapter 21
In this video I reflect on an experience on a service immersion trip to the Mexico/USA border back in high school to ask how we must overcome our prejudices in order to be able to share the love of Christ.
Remember that mutual tolerance is part of the precept of charity. These two things are so bound to each other that without mutual suffering, charity would be impossible, and it would be necessary to cancel this precept from the Gospel because every person on earth has his or her own defects and imperfections. There are no angels except in heaven.
Book 7, Chapter 20
Here’s another Clelian Clip. This time focusing on Ven. Clelia’s understanding of reparation and charity.
Here’s the quote:
Now just as in the human body, when one member suffers all other members suffer. If the foot is wounded, the arm reaches out to it, the knee bends, the eye quickly looks at the foot to see it and the other members mobilize to help it. So, too, true charity gives us a tender and compassionate heart toward all those who suffer.
Book 7, Chapter 17
Here’s my reflection: