Thursday, June 9th

…Though one must indeed be pure before appearing in the sight of the All-Holy God, still I know that He is infinitely just, and the┬ávery justice which terrifies so many souls is the source of all my confidence and joy. ┬áJustice is not only stern severity towards the guilty; it takes account of the good intention, and gives to virtue its reward. Indeed, I hope as much from the justice of God as from His mercy.

– St. Therese