If I Am to Complain

If I am to complain, let me complain to Jesus fastened on his cross. But in your presence, my Savior, what have I to complain of? What are my sufferings compared to those you bear without complaining? I might perhaps convince my fellow man that I am unjustly afflicted, but in your presence, Lord, I cannot, for my sins are known to you. You know my sufferings are far less than I deserve. And since all my afflictions proceed from you, to you I come; give me strength and hearten me to suffer in silence; as once you did yourself.

(a prayer of Claude de la Colombiere)

1 comment:

gusDon said...

God is always good, whatever He will listen to our complaints! But we often forget and leave him! Jesus is Good!