Praying with St. Faustina: May 4
The Lord gave me an occasion to practice patience through a particular person with whom I have to carry out a certain task. She is slower than anyone I have ever seen. One has to arm oneself with great patience to listen to her tedious talk. (Diary, 1376)
It’s comforting to read about someone who drove a saint a little crazy. The offender means no … offense … but sometimes a person just rubs us the wrong way. It doesn’t mean we’re bad, just human. As all saints are. It means we have to work on being more patient. As all saints did.
From slow workers and tedious talkers, Lord, deliver us! On the other hand, I should thank You for those excellent opportunities to hone my skills in being patient.
Jesus, I trust in You.
Editor’s Note: From May 1-7, Catholic Digest is pleased to publish a daily excerpt from Day by Day with Saint Faustina: 356 Reflections by Susan Tassone (Sophia Institute Press, 2019).