The word of the Lord is true; all His works are trustworthy.  – Ps 33:4

Reflection. In The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoyevsky wrote:  “Never be frightened at your own faintheartedness in attaining love.  For love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.  Love in dreams is greedy for immediate action, rapidly performed; hoping that all will be looking on applauding, as though on a stage.  But active love is labor and fortitude.”

Prayer. Dear Lord, help me not to be afraid of my weaknesses or discouraged by my revulsion at the first sign of the cross.