by Catherine Doherty.
Are you afraid? Are you anxious? Are you alone? Is loneliness your companion?
Listen. Listen to the footsteps of Christ. You need patience to listen, but if you do, you will hear them. Christ will teach you what no philosopher or theologian can teach you.
Christ himself will take you by the hand, and you will know joy that is unending. There will also be pain underlying that joy, because he will ask things of you that you might not wish to give, and they will have to be given. But you will love him.
My whole life is centered on this. I accept the pain and I wait for him who is my joy to be with me always.
—Excerpted from Urodivoi, (2001), p. 21, available from MH Publications.
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