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There Is Always A Test

There Is Always A Test

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There Is Always A Test

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To receive great graces, your soul must be prepared by greater sufferings. This is the only way to increase grace in your soul. Now, following your victory, I press you to my heart. When I speak to you, you will take up my Cause with greater fervor. This test was an opportunity to gain merits for others. (Mary) (May 4, 1962)

Today’s Readings: “I will now tell you the whole truth;
I will conceal nothing at all from you.
I have already said to you,
‘A king’s secret it is prudent to keep,
but the works of God are to be made known with due
I can now tell you that when you, Tobit, and Sarah
it was I who presented and read the record of your
before the Glory of the Lord;
and I did the same thing when you used to bury the
When you did not hesitate to get up
and leave your dinner in order to go and bury the
I was sent to put you to the test.
At the same time, however,
God commissioned me to heal you and your
daughter-in-law Sarah.
I am Raphael, one of the seven angels
who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord.”
(Tobit 12)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, we bless You, we praise You and we adore You because we see how in the first reading that Tobit was put to the test. And we all have tests- challenges in our lives that test our faith, and our hope, and our love. And You watch us to see what we will do in these tests that You allow in our lives. Will we stay in faith or will we give in to worry, fear, even discouragement. You told us something interesting through the Gospel of John- let not our hearts be troubled (John 14). Which means that it is we who allow the trouble to get into our hearts disturbing our peace. Sometimes we pass these tests and sometimes we fail miserably. But we also know that You are the God with healing in Your Hands, in fact Raphael the Archangel was commissioned to heal Tobit and Sarah in the midst of the test. Lord, help us to pass these tests and not only pass them but may they be used for Your Glory and the salvation of souls! And when we fail, we know that Your Mercy and Healing will flow into our repentant hearts- strengthening us for the next test to come!

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