Henri Perreyve and His Counsels to the Sick

Henri Perreyve and His Counsels to the Sick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... hand, thou wert assured of thy speedy recovery, where would be the merit of thy selfoblation and thy patient trust in Me? Be assured, then, that I do all for the salvation of thy soul, and continue faithful, even in the midst of complete uncertainty. Hast thou not read in the history of My passion, how, after being taken in the garden, I was led to the high priest's house, and how, during the night that followed, "they blindfolded Me," and "smote My face? And they asked Me, saying, Prophesy, who is it that struck Thee?" Think of Me in this state of cruel agony, and remember that I bore it all in order to strengthen and sustain thee in the depth of thy anxiety and suspense, blindfolded and bound as thou art in the darkness of prolonged suffering. I bore it all to teach thee that the glorious dawn of the Resurrection is nearer than thou thinkest to the darkest hour of sorrow. The Sick Man. Lord, I adore Thee, beaten with rods by the impious soldiers, blindfolded and silent before the blasphemous mockings of Thy tormentors, and answering nothing to those who cried, "Prophesy, who is it that struck Thee?" I, too, am blinded by the darkness of suffering which overshadows me; I am full of uncertainty, and unable to give any answer to the questionings of others, or to those of my own anxiety. I unite my darkness to Thy patient blindness, my silence to Thy silence, and so, in faith and hope, I wait upon Thine adorable will. St. Luke xxii. 64. Strength Perfected In Weakness. It was winter. The night was dark and cold, as a man and a woman wended their way along one of the roads of Judea. They were drawing near Bethlehem. The appearance of the lonely wayfarers would have excited a movement of compassion or of contempt in the...
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488733
  • 9781236488732