The other day I sent someone an encouraging message with one of my favourite quotes from our founder, St Madeleine Sophie Barat, whose feast we celebrate today: So you say you are weak; but have you measured the strength of God?
I can imagine Sophie echoing Mary in her Magnificat, proclaiming the greatness of God, who has worked marvels in and for and through her. And that greatness of God is her message to us all today, as we celebrate her life with gratitude and love. A greatness seen not in shows of potency and fearsome domination, but in quiet fidelity, constant presence, and the unwavering, immeasurable strength and tenderness of Love.
So you say you are weak; but have you measured the strength of God?
Happy feast, everyone! And may Sophie's prayers enable us to grow in trust, and confidence in a God of immense strength and limitless love.