December 3, 2013

To Make all of You Free of Care

Nicole Gausseron was a wife, mother and head of a homeless shelter for men in Chartres France. During the 1980s and 1990s she kept little notebooks of on ongoing dialogue she had with Jesus. She struggles with the death of her father and husband, the seeming absence of Jesus and other difficulties. Through it all, He is her consolation. From such notebooks, the following is taken.

“June 5 (chapel). This evening the Lord is neither standing nor sitting. We are united. It’s good to pause with Him.
– Where are you, Lord?
– ‘In you, in Pierre. I’m at home in you.’
I wait. At the moment Pierre raises the Host, the image of Christ’s face from the Holy Shroud appears on the Host.
– Lord, is what I’m seeing really true? I feel very calm but I can hardly believe what I’m seeing, nor do I say it.
– ‘Dare.’
I tell it to the others.
– Why are you giving me all this, Lord?
– ‘To make all of you free of care so that you care only for me.’”

(Taken from My Daily Eucharist II by Joan Carter McHugh, and an excerpt contained there from The Little Notebook, by Nicole Gausseron.)

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