Luke 13:24 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.”
“My beloved, will you be strong enough?”
By your grace alone O Lord!
“You have answered rightly. Cling to me in the sacraments, learn from me in Scripture and through holy reading and inspired preaching. Believe, hope and trust in me and and not in yourself. I tell you–you are not strong enough. But in me, there will be no limit to your strength. Read the martyrs. Not one was abandoned in his or her hour of need. Lean on me, for I am your strength.”
Jesus, crush in me everything that clings to self. In me I want you to find the weakest child ever created, clinging to you in total need. In the Divine Will, find in me all weak souls, so that those who do not cling to you will have a gateway, a crack in th the wall through which they may access your mercy. Jesus, Lord of love and mercy, help us! Amen.