A perfect love
Something I read that Mother Teresa wrote, it clearly made me realize how much we are loved.
“Suffering has to come because if you look at the cross, he has got his head bending down— he wants to kiss you— and he has both hands open wide— he wants to embrace you. He has his heart opened wide to receive you. Then when you feel miserable inside look at the cross and you will know what is happening. Suffering, pain, sorrow, humiliation, feelings of loneliness, are nothing but the kiss of Jesus, a sign that you come so close that he can kiss you. Do you understand, brothers, sisters, or whoever you may be? Suffering, pain, humiliation— this is the kiss of Jesus. At times you come so close to Jesus on the cross that he can kiss you. I once told this to a lady who was suffering very much. She answered, “Tell Jesus not to kiss m— to stop kissing me.” That suffering has to come that came in the life of Our Lady, that came in the life of Jesus— it has to come in our life also. Only never put on a long face. Suffering is a gift from God. It is between you and Jesus alone inside.”