I Only Show You The Cross

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“I do not know the future. I only show you the cross. If you take it upon your shoulders, very well. Do not, however, complain afterwards when from time to time you feel its weight. Jesus said to his apostles, “Behold, I have told you beforehand,” and “Behold, I send you as lambs among the wolves.” If you are frightened when you hear their howling and see their gnashing teeth, then stay at home. If with the grace of God you have not the courage to do and suffer these things for Him, to go wherever obedience requires, to allow yourselves to be used as willing tools, then do not enter the monastery.”

Munich, February 19, 1846

Letters of An American Abbot

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