Wednesday, 15 July 2009

A hidden treasure

The church of the Carmel in Lisieux

Jesus is a
hidden treasure, an inestimable good which few souls can find, for it is hidden, and the world loves what sparkles. Ah! if Jesus had willed to show Himself to all souls with His ineffable gifts, no doubt there is not one of them that would have that would have despised Him. However, He does not will that we love Him for His gifts. He Himself must be our reward. To find a hidden thing one must hide oneself; our life must then be a mystery. We must be like Jesus, Jesus whose face was hidden.