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Topic: feeling overwhelmed
Take my hand. Pull me along, with urgency, if needed.
Let me never stray from the course you’ve set out for me,
even when I cannot see my way through.
“It is astonishing that this remote solitude has been chosen for a novitiate and especially for an academy. All appearances are against it.”
“Sometimes I feel almost sinking under the weight, not only of present miseries, but still more, perhaps, under the apprehension of future misfortunes with which we are threatened.”
“I have already exceeded the amount of work my head can bear.”
“In the midst of all our storms, however, we have the consolation of seeing the religious spirit become solid ... and that is not a little thing.”
“We are always in fear about what we treasure.”
“Sometimes I am disheartened with this country that I feel as if I were carrying on my shoulders the weight of its highest mountains and in my heart all the thorns of its wilderness.”
“I must tell you with simplicity, my good Father, that this time I feel myself overwhelmed...”
“To pray for you is a necessity for me, but I am so occupied with what is called business that my prayers are very poor, very miserable.”
“My duties have multiplied to such an extent that it is impossible for me to fulfill them. I feel keenly the need to share a burden which I can no longer carry alone.”
“When will you be firm and always yourself? But you are exactly like the weathercock on a steeple, ready to turn with every wind. In conclusion, I hope grace will triumph finally and that you will become its conquest.”
When my faith is shaken, please God, remind me of your love for me.
When I am lonely, help me to reach out and share my feelings with others.
When I am stuck in memories of the past, give me the graces I need to forgive and be forgiven.…
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