Sept. 21, 2016: St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
Let Jesus Be the Victim in You You have said “Yes” to Jesus and He has taken you at your word….God cannot fill what is full. He can fill only emptiness, deep poverty. And your “Yes” is the beginning of being or becoming empty. It is not how much we really “have” to give, but how empty we are, so that we can receive [Him] fully in our life and let Him live His life in us.
In you today He wants to relive His complete submission to His Father. Allow Him to do so. [It] does not matter what you feel, as long as He feels all right in you. Take away your eyes from yourself and rejoice that you have nothing, that you are nothing, that you can do nothing. Give Jesus a big smile each time your nothingness frightens you.
This is the poverty of Jesus. You and I must let Him live in us and through us in the world. Cling to Our Lady, for she too, before she could become full of grace, full of Jesus, had to go through that darkness. “How can this be done?” But the moment she said “Yes” she had need to go in haste and give Jesus to John and his family.