photo: "The Passion of the Christ"
20. "We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us."
"That is our great act of faith, the way to repay our God love for
love; it is the "mystery hidden" in the Father's heart, of which St.
Paul speaks, which, at last, we penetrate and our whole soul thrills!"
When it can believe in this exceeding love which envelopes it, we may
say of it as was said of Moses, "He was unshakable in faith as if he had
seen the Invisible." It no longer rests in inclination and feelings;
it matters little to the soul whether it feels God or not, whether He
sends it joy or suffering; it believes in His love. The more it is
tried, the more its faith increases because it passes over all
obstacles, as it were, to go rest in the heart of infinite Love who can
perform only works of love. So also to this soul wholly awakened in its
faith the Master's voice can say in intimate secrecy the words He once
addressed to Mary Magdalene: "Go in peace, your faith has saved you."