Like a Child in a Mother’s Arms
Isaiah 66:13: ‘As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.’
But I left childhood long ago, and so now I must face fear alone.
Padre Pio’s assurance: ‘If we were left to ourselves, we should always be falling and never remain on our feet. Humble yourself, then, at the delightful thought that you are in the divine arms of Jesus, the best of fathers, like a little infant in its mother’s arms, and sleep peacefully with the certainty that you are being guided towards the destination which will be to your greatest advantage. How can we be afraid to remain in such loving arms when our entire being is consecrated to God?’
‘To be afraid of being lost while you are in the arms of divine goodness is stranger than fear on the part of a child in its mother’s arms.’
‘So do not become too uneasy in the hour of trial, but try to bear everything with love. Jesus will be favorable towards you and will grant you the grace to lead a totally heavenly life, and nothing will be able to separate you from His love.’
‘Live tranquilly because Jesus is with you always, and you rest sweetly on His heart like a child in the arms of its mother.’
Heavenly Father, hold me in Your arms and assure me that, in Your embrace, all will be well. Amen.
-Padre Pio's Words of Hope