Saddening our Father’s Heart – Thought for the day

“It is not the thoughts and all the other miseries which obsess you which will make you offend God. You sadden His paternal Heart only by lacking confidence in His goodness, in thinking too little of Him as a good Father who cherishes you and wishes to save you” (Fr. H. Courtes, Letter to J. A. Jourdan, 1823, EO VI n 99).