Behold, I Am With You
Just as Our Lord stood quietly among His
Apostles in the amazing beauty of His resurrection
and said, “Touch Me and see”, so does Christ
abide with us in the Blessed Sacrament, that
we may get to know Him, to feel at liberty
to bring to Him our cares and sorrows.
Everything about Our Lord has such
“Behold, I am with you all days.” We
never alone. Christ is with us in our
showing us how to make use of them
them into the hearts of others.
He is with us when we are sorrowful,
strength (not always comfort, but strength),
strength to go on bravely, strength
strength to be tender, strength to
Oh, the beauty of that smile when the
is sad! Oh, the power of that tenderness,
and the comfort to others of that sympathy,
given by the soul in anguish! It must
a supreme joy to the heart of Christ
the silent, patient cross-bearer going
rounds of ministering charity. This
lesson learned before the Tabernacle.
is where we learn the tremendous secrets
of the saints. This is where we are
the value of things. This is where
made impossible, as well as possible
Impossible to judge hastily.
Impossible to judge harshly.
Impossible to find fault with thousands
Impossible to lord it over others.
Impossible to speak unkindly.
Impossible to show resentment.
Impossible to prefer our rights to
It is there our soul grows silent over
It is there some mysteries disappear and
much is made clear to us. It is there we
learn to wait: to wait for God’s will to
be made known; to wait for God’s grace to
work in other hearts; to wait for God’s sweet
influence to subdue our restlessness.
It is there we talk over matters only
It is there we place our heart’s most
cares and sorrows and rise calmed and
and love replenished.
It is there we are fashioned into saints.
J. S. E., RABBONI: Spiritual Pastels, New
York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1918. Nihil