Discovering the Diary

When Others Are Hard to Love

By Marc Massery

Is there someone in your life who is hard to love? 

Sometimes, God puts people in our lives with whom we have a hard time reconciling. Maybe we understand them but they just never seem to get us. But if they’re a family member, a friend, or a coworker, sometimes we have to withhold from them our anger and frustration in order to keep the peace. Saint Faustina knew this silent pain well. She wrote:

Too Much Entertainment

By Marc Massery

Are you addicted to noise? Some of us are always streaming music, listening to podcasts, watching television, or browsing the internet. This is fine in moderation, but too much entertainment is not good for us.

In her Diary, St. Faustina writes:

The radio is always playing in the afternoon, so I feel the loss of silence. All morning long, there is ceaseless talk and noise. My God, I was looking forward to being in silence, happy that I should be talking only with the Lord. (837)

Knowing Your Worth

By Marc Massery

Turn to any page of St. Faustina’s Diary, and you’ll find spiritual gems. Like this one:

I must not let myself get absorbed in the whirlwind of work, but take a break to look up to heaven (226)

Are you a workaholic? In this modern world, it’s tempting to want to equate your self-worth with your productivity, with the kind of job you have, or with how much money you make.  

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