"When I am so convinced about some negative aspect of my life, I sometimes sink into despair. I must put my trust in your love and abandon myself to you.
When I am so convinced about some negative aspect of another’s life, I am sometimes inclined to detest them and to stay away from them.
Then I must stop to contemplate your love for me. Why do you love me, Lord, when I feel disdain and disgust for my brothers and sisters?
Give me the courage to see things as you see them, Lord, and to love unconditionally. Only then will true communion be realized.
Often, behind a facade of courtesy and attentiveness there exists a hidden dissension, which weakens communion and renders it insincere.
Lord, you are infinite patience.
You are limitless understanding.
Your love is eternal."
- Venerable Francis Xavier Nguyên Văn Thuân