Friday, July 25, 2014

QUOTATION: Rules for Carrying Crosses

* Not to deliberately cause crosses, by one's own fault.

* Be aware of one's neighbour's good.

* Admire the sublime virtue of the saints without pretending to attain to it.

* Ask God for the wisdom of the cross.

* Humble oneself for one's faults, without worrying. God humbles us to purify us.

* Avoid the trap of pride in one's crosses.

* Profit by little sufferings rather than great ones.

* Love crosses, not with an emotional love, but with rational and supernatural love.

* Suffer all sorts of crosses, without exception and without choice.

* Never complain against creatures.

* Accept the cross only with gratitude.

* Take up some voluntary crosses.

--Adapted from St. Louis de Montfort, Letter to the Friends of the Cross