Meditations by Padre Pio

Walk amid wind and waves, but with Jesus. If fear strongly grips you, exclaim with St. Peter: "O Lord, save me!" He will extend his hand to you. Seize it firmly and walk cheerfully. Let the world turn topsy turvy, everything be in darkness and Mount Sinai all aflame, covered with lightning, thunder: God is with you. But if God lives in the darkness and Mount Sinai all aflame, covered with lightning, thunder, and noise, will we not be safe near Him?
The best means of guarding yourself against temptation are the following: watch your senses to save them from dangerous temptation, avoid vanity, do not let your heart become exalted, convince yourself of the evil of complacency, flee away from hate, pray whenever possible.

 

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