Confidence – Eleventh Day of October
“Have confidence.” — St. Mark 6:50.
God takes care of those who place all their thoughts in Him and depend interiorly on Him, serving Him with great fidelity. He protects us in proportion as our confidence is great. He comes to our help in every danger, having an infinite love for souls who rest in Him. — St. Francis of Sales.
St. Hugh, bishop, said that he frequently experienced that the more he devoted himself to the service of God, the more Our Lord granted him those temporal things which were necessary or useful for him.
St. Francis of Assisi and his sons had nothing, yet they never suffered for clothing to cover them not for food to sustain them. When he sent his companions anywhere to preach, he addressed them in the words of the prophet: Jacta super Dominum curam tuam et ipse to enutriet, “Cast your care upon the Lord, and He will sustain you.” In speaking of his community and of God, he would say: “We have a mother who is very poor, but we have a Father Who is very rich.”
Our Lord spoke thus to one of his saints: “Think of Me, and I will think of thee and take care of all thy concerns.”
My God, Thou art my Father; I have great confidence in Thee. Thou wilt not abandon me. Thou wilt take care of me because I will serve Thee faithfully.