school1837xEditor’s Note:  In his book, The School of Jesus Crucified, Father Ignatius of the Side of Jesus, Passionist, outlines 25 points as a “Practical Rule of Christian Life for Daily Observance”.  We will publish one a day.

Point 16

“When you feel sad, sorrowful, or disturbed in mind, think of Jesus agonizing in the garden, and overwhelmed with the deepest sorrow at the sight of your sins, and the prospect of His own most bitter Passion.  Unite yourself in spirit to Him, and say with Him: Beloved Heavenly Father, Thy will be done!  For want of Christian reflections like these, men often give way to feelings of impatience most unworthy of a follower of Jesus Christ Crucified.”