2 Timothy 2:13 If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.
“Beloved children, imitate me. Believe, hope, love. In heaven we have no need for hope, for all is fulfilled, but you my children have great need for hope, and true hope can only spring from true faith and true love. There are many counterfeits for hope. They will soon topple one by one, until all that remains is true faith and true hope and true love. Do not wait until the counterfeits topple, my children. Be signs of true hope now. Set your heart on things above, where Christ is seated at Gods’ right hand.* Let this be the source for your hope, not what moths or rust or disaster can destroy. If you place your hope on things above your fear will dissipate like the fog. What can man do to you? If you have me you have everything. Keep the faith, my beloved ones. Be hope, be joy. Your Savior lives and is so near to you! Reach out to him and he will close the distance caused by your sin. He only waits for you to stretch out your hand. Increase his joy my little ones. Call to him and he will rescue you.”
Oh my Jesus, I reach out my hand to you. Grant me the grace of true repentance so that my sin will not separate us any longer. I have nothing to give you but what you have first given me. I give you my faith, my hope, my love, my joy—borrowed from you and therefore perfect. I am so small, but in you there is nothing I cannot accomplish for you. Then give me more gifts, most especially the gift of living in your holy will. Jesus I place all my trust in you! Save souls!
(*cf. Colossians 3:1)