Scripture presents Elijah as a man of crystalline faith
I do not fear my weakness; that's what gives me confidence
It always consoles us more to complain to those who we know feel our trials
I want to be holy for you
I never rely on my own thoughts
A good heart is what he prizes
When I was beset with anxieties, I sought relief in the scriptures
I’m enclosing a letter I just received a moment ago which doesn’t leave us any more hope
"I do not fear my weakness," wrote St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, a 19th c. Discalced Carmelite nun from Dijon, France. Her unique insight was her spiritual doctrine of the indwelling of the Holy Trinity in our souls.
"When I am up above, will you let me help you, scold you even, if I see you are not giving everything to the Master? because I love you!"