3 John 1:4 Nothing gives me greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
“My beloved, there is much to distract you and much to deceive you. What joy you give me when you seek the truth and cling tenaciously to it, even though everyone around you is calling you away from it! My beloved, live in me and the truth will live in you. Enter into my heart through the sacraments, through prayer, through the living Word. Give us both the joy of letting me purify and refine you. Do you not see that for those I love, for those who surrender joyfully to my will, nothing that befalls them is an accident? If you have surrendered to me, then you must accept with joy everything I send you, no matter how painful. Even what the enemy intends for destruction, I use to accomplish great good in a soul abandoned to me. Fear nothing except sin. Abandon yourself to my will and my truth will set you free.”
Jesus, Beloved, give us strength and courage. Send forth your Spirit to give us hope and to make our joyful surrender to you complete. In this way alone will we be prepared for what is to come. Jesus I love you, I trust you. I surrender myself joyfully to your loving, perfect will for me and mine. Amen. Fiat!