Dec 31, 1969, 19:00
I absolutely love these holy cards. The prayer (or poem) is beautiful, and one that is especially good for those who are prone to frustration and dejection with day to day life.
Full prayer is as follows:
Splinters from the Cross
Little headaches, little heartaches
Little griefs of every day.
Little trials and vexations,
How they throng around our way!
One great cross, immense and heavy,
so it seems to our weak will,
Might be borne with resignation,
But these many small ones kill.
Yet all life is formed of small things,
Little leaves, make up the trees,
Many tiny drops of water
Blending, make the mighty seas.
Let us not then by impatience
Mar the beauty of the whole,
But for love of Jesus bear all
In the silence of our soul.
Asking Thee for grace sufficient
To sustain us through each loss,
And to treasure each small offering
As a splinter from Thy Cross.