24 Third Sunday Of Lent
Being poor of heart: that is holiness. (Gaudete et exsultate 70).
If it bears fruit next year fine! If not, then cut it down.’
God wants to be complemented, that is, God gives and pours out the whole richness of his gifts and graces on those created beings who are pliant, small and humble. … So we may have committed any number of sins, but what is even worse? If we close ourselves to God, if we become hardened, or in other words, if we aren’t small and childlike towards God. “He exalts the lowly” (cf. Lk 1,52). (Retreat 1937 – JK)