Here and there, a great saint; now and again, some simple, loving, obscure disciple. But by the many, He is neglected and forgotten...
But the consciousness of that Divine Presence in the soul, the gracious influence of the Indwelling Spirit, make those who remember grow steadily more and more like You. In their lives, one sees ordinary men and women reflecting the sublime beauty, and the splendid wisdom, and the perfect holiness, which belong to God Himself.
O God! forgotten by so many, I will strive to remember You....
What a long series of claims You have upon my loyalty, You, Who made me! Who redeemed me! Who saved me not once, but repeatedly, from the fatal consequences of my own foolish and wicked conduct....
Help me, dear Lord, to find a lasting source of joy in the thought of Your Presence within me!
Help me to keep the eyes of my soul opened, and the ears of my soul unstopped, so that, from morning until night, I may be always on the alert to please You by doing Your Will. May I always say, like little Samuel, 'Speak, Lord! Thy servant heareth.'"
(from The Living Pyx of Jesus by A Religious, Pelligrini, 1941, pp. 203-204
Painting: Herbert James Draper, The Golden Rays
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