A parishioner passed on this meditation from the back cover of “Read Me or Rue It… How to Avoid Purgatory” by Father Paul O’Sullivan O.P.
The everlasting God has in His wisdom foreseen from eternity the cross that He now presents to you as a gift from His inmost Heart. This cross He now sends you He has considered with His all-knowing eyes, understood with His Divine mind, tested with His wise justice, warmed with loving arms and weighted with Hi own hands to see that it be not one inch too large for you and not one ounce too heavy for you. He has blessed it with His holy Name, anointed it with His grace, perfumed it with His consolation, taken one last glance at you and your courage, and then sent is to you from Heaven, a special greeting from God to you, an alms of the all-merciful love of God.
St Francis de Sales