During Holy Mass, I saw Jesus stretched out on the Cross, and He said to me,My pupil, have great love for those who cause you suffering. Do good tothose who hate you. I answered, “O my Master, You see very well that I feel no love for them, and that troubles me.” Jesus answered, It is not always within your power to control your feelings. You will recognize that you have love if, after having experienced annoyance and contradiction, you do not lose your peace, but pray for those who have made you sufferand wish them well (Diary, 1628).

My Prayer Response:

Thank You, Jesus, for teaching me about my feelings when annoyed by people. Help me to love them and remain in peace. Whenever I think of them, remind me to pray for them.